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Strangers With Candy
June 28, 2006
February 7, 2006
ThinkFilm likes Candy
ThinkFilm has acquired worldwide rights to Strangers With Candy, the feature film adaptation of the Comedy Central show. The movie stars Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert, and also has Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Philip Seymour Hoffman in supporting roles. The story follows Sedaris as she plays a 46-year-old former junkie and ex con who gets a new start by going back to high school. The distributor is looking at an early summer bow.
October 11, 2005
WIP bails on Strangers With Candy
Warner Independent Pictures has withdrawn from its distribution agreement for Strangers With Candy. In the aftermath of the lawsuit over the rights to Dukes of Hazzard, they pulled their support after learning that the producers of the film didn't secure all the rights necessary, including items like posters and props.
July 27, 2004
Strangers like Candy
The film adaptation of the cult Comedy Central hit Strangers With Candy has added a number of new cast members. Along with original cast members and show creators Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, other actors featured in the film will include Dan Hedaya, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ian Holm, Allison Janney, Kristen Johnston, Chris Pratt, Deborah Rush and Justin Theroux. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have also been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will shoot in New Jersey, with Dinello directing.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
July 13, 2004
David Letterman to produce Strangers With Candy
David Letterman and his production arm Worldwide Pants have come aboard as producers of the Amy Sedaris film Strangers With Candy: The Movie. The film is based on the Comedy Central series by the same name and will have Sedaris, Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello reprising the roles they created in the show.
This project will mark Letterman/Worldwide Pants' first foray into feature films. Letterman noted in Variety that he elected to get involved with the project because "Amy Sedaris is one of a handful of folks who actually make me laugh. I have no doubt her film will be as appealingly peculiar and funny as she is."
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