Roman Coppola, frequent collaborator with the brilliant Wes Anderson, returns behind the camera for his second feature, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.

Coppola’s involvement, alone, is enough to bring an anticipation to the project, but with a cast headed up by Charlie Sheen as the eponymous Charles Swan, alongside Bill Murray, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza, Katheryn Winnick, and Patricia Arquette, you can pretty much guarantee this is going to be one of the best films of 2013.

EW have just released the brilliant first official images from the film, which also comes with the news that new New York-based indie distributor, A24, has acquired the US rights and will be releasing it in February, 2013.

“The film, set in a stylized Los Angeles, is a daring, playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money andcharm 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?”

Coppola is directing from his own script, and having co-written Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and The Darjeeling Limited, if you’ve not seen his directorial debut, CQ, you can be sure that Coppola is one of the best writers around.

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III will be released by A24 in the US in February, 2013. No word yet on an exact date, or when we can expect it here in the UK, but we’re naturally hoping it will reach our shores early in 2013, too. For now, enjoy these excellent first images, and as usual, you can click to enlarge.