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According to EOnline.com, the Love Actually star was recently in negotiations with producers, but now they have come to a halt. Though other sources have reported that Grant, 50, was offered $1 million an episode to take over the starring role from Sheen, another insider says the show does not plan to shell out that much dough to anyone.
Rob Lowe and John Stamos' names have also been thrown around as possible Charlie replacements, but no decisions have been made as of yet. Grant's rep has not returned requests for comment, and CBS and Warner Bros. are not giving away any clues as to what direction the show will take.
Grant has a history of playing smooth-talking, womanizing characters, so we think he'd be a seamless replacement for Sheen. The charming Brit also has the quality (much like the tiger-blood-drinking actor) to make us like him despite his questionable characteristics. Plus, scoring a movie star of Grant's caliber would be a major score for the network. We're hoping they manage to work out a deal with the star and keep Men as funny and edgy as it's always been.