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Senator meets ‘Stranger’

Co. acquires Helm's laffer

Senator Intl. has acquired the comedy “Stranger Than Fiction” by Zach Helm, to be produced by Lindsay Doran.

“Stranger Than Fiction” revolves around an IRS auditor whose life is interrupted by the sound of a personal narrator who knows his every thought, feeling and action, including when and where he will die.  Senator Intl. is executive producing and distributing worldwide.

Doran (“Sense and Sensibility”) will produce the pic under her Three Strange Angels banner. The former United Artists prexy is also attached to produce Helm’s “The Disassociate” at DreamWorks.

Helm is currently adapting James Thurber’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” for DreamWorks and the book “Guerrilla Radio” for Kathleen Kennedy, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen.

As a playwright, Helm’s credits include “Last Chance for A Slow Dance” and “Good Canary.”

Senator VP production Aubrey Henderson and creative exec Jim Miller brought the project to the company.

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