We have some quick casting stories for you this morning. First up, Glee star Chris Colfer is set to make his big screen debut in the indie coming-of-age comedy Struck by Lightning. Producer David Permut (Youth in Revolt) tells Variety that the script (which Colfer wrote) “captures the spirit of movies penned by the late John Hughes.” Permut plans to attach a director and a cast before putting the film out to financiers next year. I’m interested to see how this project develops as Colfer is one of the true breakout stars of Glee with his incredible voice and knack for comedy as well as drama.
Hit the jump for news regarding Lucy Punch (Dinner for Schmucks), Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad), and Rich Sommer (Mad Men) joining The Giant Mechanical Man.
Lucy Punch, Bob Odenkirk, and Rich Sommer will join Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman, and Chris Messina in the romantic comedy The Giant Mechanical Man. In the film, Fischer plays a quiet zoo worker who’s torn between a street performer (Chris Messina) and a pompous motivational speaker (Grace). According to THR, Punch will play the street performer’s girlfriend. No word on who Odenkirk and Sommer will play.
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