Worldwide Pants behind teens on election trail

  • 2 November 2007

David Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants is planning a feature documentary about five 18-20 year-olds running for public office.

The as-yet untitled project will follow the young hopefuls as they hit the campaign trail in the likes of New Jersey and Tennessee.

One of the stars, 18-year-old George Monger, successfully appealed to the lower the voting age in Memphis, allowing him to run for city council.

He won fourth place in elections held in early October. The remaining four contenders will have their day on November 6.

The film is a directorial debut for Michael Moore’s former assistant Jason Pollock, while Lawrence Bender (An Inconvenient Truth) is producing the project.

Letterman, who runs Worldwide Pants with president and CEO Rob Burnett, said: ‘I’m very impressed with Jason Pollock and all the young people in this film.’

He added: ‘When I was their age I was still delivering papers on a paper route, and I wasn’t even very good at that.’

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