Letterman Production Co. Producing Film

Wednesday, July 14th 2004, 12:20 pm
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ David Letterman's Worldwide Pants Inc. is producing its first film, an independent feature based on Comedy Central's cockeyed cautionary tale, ``Strangers With Candy.''

Amy Sedaris played a middle-aged dropout who returns to high school in the TV series, which ran from 1998-2000. The film also stars ``Strangers With Candy'' co-creators, writers and stars Steven Colbert and Paul Dinello.

The film, which has the working title, ``Strangers With Candy: The Movie,'' is being directed by Dinello.

``Amy Sedaris is one of a handful of folks who actually make me laugh,'' Letterman said in a statement Tuesday. ``I have no doubt her film will be as appealingly peculiar and funny as she is.''