Glee‘s Chris Colfer is to make his cinematic début, with a script he’s written himself!
The actor received an Emmy award earlier this year for his role as Kurt Hummel on the hit US TV show, so we’ve been expecting big things from the 20-year-old, that is if you can get much bigger then the Glee phenomenon!
Now it appears that Colfer has turned his hand to writing, and penned the script for a coming-of-age comedy called Struck By Lightning. He’s teamed up with David Permut for the project, who has previously worked as a producer on the 2009 film Youth in Revolt. Colfer’s manager, Glenn Rigberg, has also signed on as executive producer, having previously produced this year’s TV film, You Don’t Know Jack.
Whilst no plot details are yet to be released, Permut has reportedly stated that the script captures the spirit of films from the late film director, producer and writer, John Hughes. Hughes certainly has some recognisable movies to his name, including the likes of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that we’ll be seeing a member of the Glee cast appear on the big screen. Cory Monteith, who plays Finn Hudson on the show, has recently filmed Monte Carlo – a rom-com starring fellow TV starlet, Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester – and Dianna Agron, who plays Glee‘s Quinn Fabray, stars alongside Christina Aguilera and Cher in the musical film, Burlesque.
The script for Struck By Lightning is expected to be shopped to studios in the new year, with a view to start filming during Colfer’s break from shooting Glee next summer. We can’t wait!