Although writer-director Roman Coppola (CQ, screenwriter on Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited) recently told EW that he’s wary of drawing overt connections between the title hero in his film A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and the well-documented lifestyle of his film’s star, Charlie Sheen, it’s difficult not to draw them watching the film’s first trailer. Over the course of 11 short seconds, Sheen’s character is called “a big fake liar,” “incredibly irresponsible,” and “crazy [and] selfish.” His playboy past gets in the way of his relationship with the girl of his dreams. And he’s plagued by fanciful fantasies involving scantily clad women, some of whom belong to an organization called the Secret Society of Ball Busters.
On the other hand, the word “winning” is never uttered, there aren’t any tigers to been seen, and Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman are around to make Swan’s personal crisis look much, much cooler.
Check out the trailer below: