Wondered what Chris Colfer did during “Glee’s” hiatus last summer? Now, you can see exactly what Chris did in this newly-released movie trailer. “Struck By Lightning” not only marks his feature film debut but also his first stab at writing a script. While he plays another high school student, his character Carson Phillips is vastly different than Kurt. Dare I say it, but he almost acts butch in the flick, almost being the operative word. Given that he plays Kurt Hummel so perfectly on “Glee” you’d think he’d be a one-trick pony. That couldn’t be further from the truth. There is obviously more than meets the eye with this talented young actor.
“Struck By Lightning” is told in flashback from the perspective of Carson Phillips after he is struck and killed by lightning in the opening scene of the film. Carson is a highly-driven student with aspirations of one day becoming the editor of The New Yorker. With a very limited pool of writers at his school, the driven Carson thinks outside the box to recruit a staff of new reporters. He digs up dirt on the popular kids at his school and blackmails them to do his bidding. Co-starring with Colfer are Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Allison Janney (The West Wing) and Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding). Watch the movie trailer below.