Exclusive: Six Fantastic 'Charles Swan III' Posters Designed by the Guy Who Inspired the Main Character

Exclusive: Six Fantastic 'Charles Swan III' Posters Designed by the Guy Who Inspired the Main Character

Feb 07, 2013

It's not every day that you get movie posters designed by the guy who inspired the main character in said movie, but that's exactly what we have with these six deliciously colorful posters for A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III designed by the graphic designer who inspired Charles Swan III (played Charlie Sheen in the movie), Charlie White III.

The posters feature artwork of Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Katheryn Winnick, Roman Coppola and the title character's signature Cadillac, and the movie features White's artwork and style incorporated throughout. Before you dive in, though, here's a message from White's team on the concept behind these posters.

"One issue I think is fairly noteworthy is the promoting of the film's director, as well as the on-screen talent, but in the same way - all are "stars" (and some even big award nominees). Directors' names have often been used to promote their films, but I think a narrowly tailored poster that does the promotion, done the same way and in conjunction with the more expected promotion featuring the on-screen stars, is fairly distinctive.  The film's ending features all the actors introducing themselves. I have been told (although I didn't see it myself) that Roman was originally in that final scene and introduced himself as well, but that he got cut. The posters, as a set, in a way function like that scene."

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III hits select theaters on February 8, and you can scope out the film's official synopsis below the posters.

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What the Movie Is About: Set in a stylized Los Angeles, A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles’ life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates— Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette) -- he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana. The film begs the question: Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time?

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