WATCH: Trailer For Struck By Lightning, A Movie Written By (And Starring) Chris Colfer

In case you weren’t already jealous enough of prodigal gay Chris Colfer, a trailer for the 21-year-old’s new movie, Struck By Lightning, is out. And yes, Colfer wrote the thing—and stars in it.

It features the young waif as a jaded high schooler who decides to start a literary magazine to improve his chances of getting into his dream school (Northwestern) and pursuing his journalism dreams. In order to get the other cooler kids to work on such a “lame” project, he has to blackmail them into joining the Writers’ Club, which he does by recording them doing naughty things (journalism!).

kurt-glee-chris-colferIt’s unclear in the trailer that the whole story is told from beyond the grave, but other blogs tell us that Colfer’s character is, literally, struck by lightning at the end and narrates the whole thing retrospectively.

In case you needed more reason to see it, the film is directed by Saved!‘s Brian Dannelly and also stars Christina Hendricks and Allison Janney.

Busy bee Colfer is also working on a book deal to pen two novels called The Land of Stories as well as, you know, Glee.

Photo via Carrie Reed


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  • Raquel

    This kid is brilliant !

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    The wonderful thing about youth, they are always young. The more things change, it is so endearing to see, the more they are also the same. High school is THE most important thing there is, to high schoolers. So many ups and so many downs — alas, there are too many who adults forget that they too were kids full of piss and vinegar and the ensuing mistakes of youth.

  • Rick

    Good that he is taking the film making route. Love him but don’t suspect many post Glee roles other than the obvious.

  • JayKay

    Can’t stand that little queen.

  • MEJ


    Really? He has nothing but good things to say about you.

  • dsp

    Looks like a good [email protected]JayKay: How upstandingly respectful of you! So mature in your comments. And a Qeen trumps a Jack (ass)!

  • Jim

    Eddie Monster looking nelly. Pass.

  • RedAssault

    Oh, our little boy is growing up.

    And kicking some butt.

    I could cry with pride.

    In fact…. I think I will.

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