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Old 07-12-04, 10:17 PM
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Strangers with Candy: the Movie

Filming now! (see IMDB) plus:


http://www.robertsdavid.com/development.htm
Old 07-13-04, 05:57 AM
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"STRANGERS WITH CANDY" HEADED TO THE BIG SCREEN
May 30, 2003



Is it starting for the big screen May 30, 2003 or is it going to be on the big screen May 30, 2003?
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I'm gonna sit at the welcome table!
Old 07-13-04, 01:16 PM
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David Letterman to produce Strangers with Candy movie
http://www.canoe.ca/TelevisionLette...terman-can.html
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Originally posted by Lateralus
"STRANGERS WITH CANDY" HEADED TO THE BIG SCREEN
May 30, 2003



Is it starting for the big screen May 30, 2003 or is it going to be on the big screen May 30, 2003?
I imagine that the date is when the news was posted. While I don't think the movie has a release date yet, I believe that it's supposed to come out sometime next year.
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Will Principal Ebony Blackman be in it?

"You don't believe a black man can play a squirrel?"

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Old 07-13-04, 06:18 PM
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Originally posted by devilpants
Will Principal Ebony Blackman be in it?

"You don't believe a black man can play a squirrel?"
Onyx Blackman is being played by Gregory Holliman. Pretty much all of the characters from the show will return except Orlando. There will be a couple of changes in the cast.

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Old 07-13-04, 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by zoid
David Letterman to produce Strangers with Candy movie
http://www.canoe.ca/TelevisionLette...terman-can.html
Letterman is not producing. His production company is.

Also, in case it wasn't clear from my first post, the movie is currently shooting. No idea what the release plan is tho.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Five Cent Deposit
[B]Letterman is not producing. His production company is.

Sorry about that I went with the headline that was at the site.

What are you doing on the movie?
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No "Candy" For Warners By Sarah Hall
Tue Oct 11, 3:53 PM ET
Strangers with Candy is in need of a distributor with more of a sweet tooth.

The feature-length version of the Comedy Central series, featuring Amy Sedaris as a 46-year-old reformed junkie who returns to high school as a freshman, was slated for an Oct. 21 release via Warners Independent Pictures.

The studio acquired the much-buzzed-about film last winter at Sundance for a reported $3 million.

However, fearing that the film's producers had failed to secure the necessary rights for items such as posters and props, WIP decided that it will not release the film as planned, Daily Variety reports.

The film, starring Sedaris and Stephen Colbert, and featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Philip Seymour Hoffman in supporting roles, was the first feature produced through David Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants.

Though the company claimed it secured the necessary rights for the film from Comedy Central, WIP insisted there were numerous outstanding issues complicating the film's release.

The studio is reportedly gun-shy in the wake of a $17.5 million decision against Warner Bros, Pictures last summer in connection with The Dukes of Hazzard.

Warner Bros. ponied up the millions to ensure the Jessica Simpson vehicle would arrive in theaters as planned after Georgia-based producer Robert B. Clark was awarded a preliminary injunction on his claim the studio had infringed on the copyright to his obscure 1975 United Artists film Moonrunners, upon which the television edition of The Dukes of Hazzard was based.

In his lawsuit, Clark argued that Warner Bros. had purchased the TV rights to his script, but had neglected to put up the dough for the movie rights.

Not wanting to risk the $40 million spent on promoting the film, Warners plunked down the cash. As a result, the studio is apparently being extra careful about making a similar mistake.

According to Variety, WIP may void the contract with Worldwide Pants, leaving the production company free to seek another distributor for Strangers.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eo/20051011/en_movies_eo/17552

Well, that sucks. I"m a big fan of the show and this was one of my most anticipated fall movies. Hopefully another distributor will pick it up.
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I figured there must be some sort of distribution problems with this film since it has not come out yet......

I can't wait to see this!!
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http://www.thinkfilmcompany.com/sche...0With%20Candy/

Release dates are finally available, if anyone is still interested in this movie.
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
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Release dates are finally available, if anyone is still interested in this movie.

I'm there opening night. And in the immortal words of Jerri Blank:

"You know, I cried when I had no shoes. Until I met a man who had no feet. And then I laughed. Really hard".
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Great, now Iowa showings. Maybe I can catch it when I'm in LA in mid July.
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The movie got 2 thumbs up and the majority of print reviews I've read have been positive as well!

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Finally! Has anyone seen this? I had blanked (Hahaha, pun!) that this movie was coming out...and then here it is! I'm re-watching the entire Series right now.
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I need to check out the TV show and? the movie.

I saw Amy Sedaris on the Late Show w/Craig Ferguson and she was very funny and quick. I was one impressed Pusser.
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Buford, you haven't seen Strangers With Candy?? Where have you BEEN? That is the best show Comedy Central has ever had (with Reno 911! being a close second)!
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I'm aware of the character,and the actress, and although I've seen clips here and there I've never watched an EP. I did see Sedaris on Letterman acting like she was on drugs a few weeks ago while promoting the movie.

I know one thing, the image of those long toenails in the trailer are burned into my head.
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I've been dying to see this, but since it's only playing on TWO screens in North America, I suppose I'll have to wait quite a bit longer....

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Ebert and Roeper gave it two enthusiastic thumbs up on their show over the weekend.
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I've seen a few minutes of a show or two and thought I would like it but I've got a thing about only watching shows if I start from the beginning. It keeps me from watching too much TV and also helps with the closure issue.



Long toenails in the trailer?


I'll have to keep an eye out for a Letterman repeat. Do you remember any others guests on the show that night?
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I wish they would have just kept all the original cast from the show. I know they kept most of them, but they replaced Jerry's dad, her brother Derek, and Orlando. Anybody else?

Anyway, I love the show, and have the series on dvd, but I doubt I'll make it to the theaters to see this.
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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser

Long toenails in the trailer?
Check it out bro...

http://www.apple.com/trailers/thinkf...gerswithcandy/
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Saw this on Wednesday. Audience was packed and they loved it, probably all big fans. I enjoyed it but felt it could have been better. They re-use a lot of gags from the show, some word-for-word ("simmer down, Stew!") and some stuff is just painfully wasted (Phillip Seymore Huffman for one). But it's really difficult to dislike anything Amy is doing as Jerri Blank, and I was looking forward to Jerri over-reacting to something (drugs, being blindfolded, etc) and trashing the house, and sure enough it's there and it's hillarious. Won't give anything away but the gym scene is an instant classic. If you're a fan of the show it's like a lost episode on par with the rest.

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