Chris Colfer and Brian Dannelly Get STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

     January 20, 2011


Fresh off of his Golden Globe win for his supporting role on Fox’s Glee, Chris Colfer now has a director for his high school comedy, Struck by Lightning.  Per Variety, Colfer is set to team up with director Brian Dannelly (Showtime’s United States of Tara) on the project.  The film, which Colfer penned as well, is said to be in the vein of films from the late John Hughes.  Struck by Lightning will look to begin shooting this summer during the actor’s hiatus from Glee.  David Permut (Youth in Revolt) is on board to produce the film, which will see Colfer’s big screen debut.  As for Dannelly, his previous feature directorial work comes in the form of the 2004 teen comedy Saved! which starred Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, and Macaulay Culkin.

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