February 20th, 2012
12:37 PM ET
Chris Colfer has broken apart from the "Glee" gang to make his starring film debut in the upcoming release, "Struck By Lightning."
The 21-year-old also wrote the coming-of-age comedy, in which he plays a high school student named Carson. Carson is dead set on becoming the "youngest freelance journalist ever to be published in The New York Times, L.A. Times and Chicago Tribune."
But first, he has to get into Northwestern University - and he's not above blackmailing his classmates into helping him get there.
One of our favorite lines from the clip comes from Rebel Wilson, whose character Malerie aids Carson in his blackmailing quest: Everyone will believe the dirt she and Carson dig up on their classmates, Malerie tells one cheerleader (played by "Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland,) because they'll "spread that [bleep] like Nutella."
It sounds like something you might hear on "Glee," but Colfer's actually going for a John Hughes tone with this project.
Starring along with Colfer, Hyland and Wilson are Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks and Dermot Mulroney. "Struck By Lightning" is expected to arrive in theaters sometime this year - what do you think of the trailer?
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