Does this guys EVER stop working??
On one hand, we hope he does! He deserves to relax!
On the other, we hope he never does — everything he does is so brilliant!
And luckily, we've gotten word about what his next script is about!
Here's what Chris said in an interview about it:
"This next one is definitely a genre change for me. It's not set in the high school world. For the first time, it's something I had to do a lot, a lot, a lot of research for before I started working. It's a period piece that takes place at an asylum in the early 30s. It's interesting because while I was doing my research I met with a UCLA professor to talk about different disorders and conditions of asylums back in the day and I got so many suggestive looks on the Glee set because I would have all my books with me. People kept asking, "Chris, why are you reading books on asylums and schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder?" I think everyone thought I finally lost it when I was reading the Coping With Mental Illness book [laughs].
It's not horror. There's no ghosts or monsters popping out at you. It's almost like a movie about characters after they have an experience like characters do in a horror movie. Almost like the aftermath of what a traumatic experience, a la a horror movie, would do to someone."
He even wrote himself a small supporting role — and let us just say that that movie sounds SO GOOD!
The kid has talent, that's for sure!
Not only that, but he's on a big roll too… the world premiere of Chris' feature-writing debut Struck By Lightning hits screens at The Tribeca Film Festival in April, while his debut novel, Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, hits shelves on July 17!
Congrats on everything, Chris! We'd love to read over your draft if you want!
[Image via WENN.]