ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this May 9, 2011 file photo, British actor Hugh Grant poses for the photographers as he arrives for the European premiere of the "Fire in Babylon" film in central London. Grant has been weighing a big move: replacing the fired Charlie Sheen on CBS' "Two and a Half Men." A person familiar with the situation said Wednesday, May 11, 2011, the British film actor was in negotiations to join the sitcom as its new leading man. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
LOS ANGELES >> Hugh Grant has been weighing a big move: replacing the fired Charlie Sheen on CBS’ "Two and a Half Men."
A person familiar with the situation said Wednesday the British film actor was in negotiations to join the sitcom as its new leading man. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because producer Warner Bros. and CBS hadn’t authorized public comment, said the talks had stalled without resolution.
But it was unclear whether Grant’s hiring was a closed issue, the person said. Reports that Grant had been offered $1 million an episode were inaccurate, the person said, adding any Sheen replacement would be paid less than that.
Sheen was among TV’s highest-paid actors at a reported $1.8 million an episode.
Grant’s publicist did not immediately return a call for comment.
The Grant-"Two and a Half Men" negotiations were first reported by the Deadline Hollywood website.