We are SO excited for Glee star Chris Colfer’s film debut, Struck By Lightning — a film he not only stars in, but wrote the script as well!
The flick tells the tale of a high school senior Carson Phillips, played by Chris, who gets killed when lightning strikes…leading to a bunch of flashbacks throughout the film!
While Struck By Lightning had its world premiere in April in NYC, it’s recently been reported that it’ll officially hit theaters by late 2012!
The film’s director, Brian Dannelly recently said:
“I really love the material and when I met [Colfer], I thought he was amazing. I thought I could bring something to the film. I like films about underdogs. I like the character that he had written; someone who is strong and trying to figure out his place in the world.”
Dannelly, who also wrote and directed the 2004 Mandy Moore comedy, Saved!, explained that they managed to pull off the film, despite low budget constraints and scheduling issues!
Colfer’s movie was made in just over TWO weeks and filmed when he was on hiatus from Glee!!!
The production was also able to tie down some pretty big actors, including Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks and Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland!
We can’t wait to see how it all turned out…especially since hearing it got a standing O during its world premiere!
[Image via WENN.]
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