Sweet: “Candy” picked up at Sundance

Excellent – I can’t wait to see this.

Warner Independent Pictures acquired its second film of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday as it picked up “Strangers With Candy,” starring comedian Amy Sedaris.

The film, in which Sedaris plays an ex-con who returns to high school after 32 years in jail, couldn’t be more different from WIP’s first acquisition, the penguin documentary “The Emperor’s Journey.”

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WIP purchased North American rights to “Strangers,” produced by David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants production company and Lorena David and Mark Roberts of Roberts/David Films. The brainchild of Sedaris, Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, “Strangers” began as a cult television show on Comedy Central. Dinello directed the feature film.

” ‘Strangers With Candy’ completely caught me off guard,” WIP president Mark Gill said. “It is rude, hilarious and bizarre. We loved it.”

WIP intends to release the film in the fall.

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“Strangers,” which some have compared to an R-rated “Napoleon Dynamite,” received a lot of interest in the festival after its initial midnight screening Monday.

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One Response to “Sweet: “Candy” picked up at Sundance”

  1. @mber says:

    Strangers with Candy was a great show. I don’t know if I would compare it to Napoleon Dynamite, though. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see…

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