Parker, Broderick Make Strange 'Candy'
03/15/2004 AT 06:08 PM EST
Though details about the big-screen version of the satirical show remain sketchy, the film project is expected to begin shooting in June, according to the trade paper.
The show, which debuted in 1999 and parodied sanctimonious after-school specials, starred writer-actress Amy Sedaris -- a friend of Broderick's and Parker's -- and co-creators Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert (of "The Daily Show" fame).
In "Strangers," Sedaris, 42 (who also showed up as Parker's editor on "Sex and the City"), played Geraldine "Jerri" Antonia Blank, an immoral 46-year-old recovering "boozer, user and loser." After spending time in the slammer, Blank returns 30 years later finish high school, where she doesn't exactly blend in with the cool kids.
Greg Hollimon played Principal Onyx Blackman, who had a spanking fetish -- sort of taking Broderick's early hit, 1986's "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," to a kinky new extreme.
While the roles for Broderick, who turns 42 on Sunday, and Parker, who turns 39 four days later, have yet to be announced, shooting is expected to take place in New York, says the Reporter.
Meanwhile, Parker already has been talked up to star in the old Bette Davis role as the spinster secretary in a movie remake of the 1941 comedy classic, "The Man Who Came to Dinner."