Parker, Broderick plan ''Strangers With Candy'' movie. The ''Sex'' star and her husband will star in the film version of pal Amy Sedaris' Comedy Central cult fave

By Gary Susman
Updated March 14, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST
Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker
Credit: Broderick & Parker: Roger Wong/INF/
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Hey, ”Strangers With Candy” fans: Get ready to go back to school. Not only is Amy Sedaris bringing her Comedy Central cult hit to the big screen, but she’s also bringing along some well-known friends: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. According to The Hollywood Reporter, both have agreed to star in the ”Candy” movie. It’ll mark the first time that the ”Sex and the City” star and her husband have appeared on screen together (they did act together in the Broadway revival of ”How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” nearly a decade ago).

Sedaris, who (along with brother David) made the top 10 of Entertainment Weekly’s new list of the 25 funniest people in America, created ”Strangers With Candy” in 1999 and starred in it for three seasons. A parody of TV’s after-school homilies, ”Candy” centers on Jerri Blank (Sedaris), a high school student whose attempts to ingratiate herself with the popular crowd are complicated by the fact that she’s a frumpy, middle-aged ex-convict. According to TV Guide Online, Parker will play a sexy French teacher, while Broderick will play a guy who comes between two gay teachers who are lovers. Producer Mark Roberts tells TV Guide that more A-listers will be enrolling for cameos as well. The Brodericks are apparently returning the favor after Sedaris appeared in several ”Sex” episodes as Carrie Bradshaw’s rapacious publisher, Courtney Masterson. The film will shoot in June in New York.

Strangers With Candy

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