Back in 2010 we reported that Glee‘s resident Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer was all set to star in Struck By Lightning, a movie he penned himself. The trailer has finally landed and we’ve got to say, the kid’s got talent.
When Glee premièred in the UK in January 2010, everyone was drawn to the quiet baby-faced kid who convinced the entire football team to dance to Beyonce’s Single Ladies. Fast forward two years and he’s won a Golden Globe, been named as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People 2011, sold a pilot to the Disney channel, and now stars in his own movie. Phew!
Struck By Lightning may be set in high school, but you shouldn’t expect the usual, “I’m the biggest nerd and I want the head cheerleader to love me” storyline. Nope, from what we’ve seen this film revolves around Carson (Colfer), a social outcast who wants nothing more than to leave the town of Clover, and get into his top choice university. So, he casually blackmails the entire school into contributing to his literary magazine. Why not?
It sounds familiar. Chris has been candid about his own woeful high school experiences, and has many witty anecdotes about his aspiration to leave Clovis, California before his big break. Wait a second: Clovis aka Clover …? They do say “write what you know”.
Considering the amount of witty one liners in the space of two and a half minutes, we predict this film will be full of comedic surprises. And with talent like Alison Janney, Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland, and the hilarious Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids) co-starring, it’s looking good.
Until we get a release date, you can catch Chris in the rest of season 3 of Glee, on Sky One from 1st March.
Watch the trailer below: