Tribeca Film Picks Up Chris Colfer’s “Struck By Lightning”

Tribeca Film announced today that they picked up the US distribution rights for Struck By Lightning.  The film is the screenwriting and film acting debut of Glee’s Chris Colfer.  Brian Dannelly directed the film and it also stars Allison Janney, Polly Bergen, Rebel Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland, and Angela Kinsey.

“High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot.

Demonstrating that life is what happens while you’re busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend (Rebel Wilson, Bridesmaids), and a home life that includes a mother (Allison Janney, Juno, “The West Wing”) who’s more interested in the bottle than her son’s future and an estranged father (Dermot Mulroney, My Best Friend’s Wedding) who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancée (Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”).”

Struck By Lightning is expected to be released in late 2012 in theatres and on VOD.

Source: Tribeca Film, Lost in Reviews

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