Chris Colfer Round UpSunday, February 26, 2012
Struck by Lightning Trailer: Chris Colfer Does It All
Chris Colfer's post–McKinley High career seems even brighter than his Gleecharacter Kurt's: He wrote and starred in one movie that's already in the can, he's got another set to shoot in a few months, and he's also written a Disney channel pilot and a children's book. You'll get a look at the first of his many labors today, as E!'s got an early trailer for his movie Struck by Lightning, where Colfer wrote himself a role as an overachiever who blackmails his classmates into contributing to his literary journal. The movie doesn't have a distributor or release date yet (and hopefully, when a studio does come aboard, they can put out a color-corrected trailer with some snappier edits and better fonts), but it's stuffed full of all those people you like, including Rebel Wilson, Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Sarah Hyland, and Ashley Rickards.
Tiny update on "The Land of Stories"
Chris Colfer ALA Anaheim Release
Session Name: Auditorium Speaker Series
Date of Appearance: Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 15:30 - 16:30
Chris Colfer can currently be seen starring in the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe® and SAG award winning comedy Glee. Colfer’s performance as ‘Kurt Hummel’ has earned him a Golden Globe®, two Emmy® nominations, a SAG nomination, and inclusion in the 2011 TIME 100, Time Magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world.
This year, Colfer will be seen in the independent film Struck By Lightning, which he both wrote and produced. Brian Dannelly (Saved) directs the coming-of-age comedy which also stars Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney and Sarah Hyland.
Colfer recently completed his first children's book, The Land of Stories, a fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairytales. In the book, twins Alex and Conner Bailey leave their world behind through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the characters they grew up reading about.The Land of Stories will be published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on July 17th, 2012.
Additionally, Colfer recently adapted, The Little Leftover Witch, a pilot for the Disney Channel based on the children's book of the same name by Florence Laughlin which centers on a little witch who was taken in by a family after a crash landing on her broom.
Colfer grew up performing in community theatre productions, and in high school, was active in the drama program.