Watch: Trailer for Chris Colfer's 'Struck by Lightning'
February 20th, 2012
12:37 PM ET

Watch: Trailer for Chris Colfer's 'Struck by Lightning'

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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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Sam

    Loved the trailer. Chris Colfer is witty, intelligent and a great role model for kids today.

    March 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Terri

    I loved this trailer, and I'm a 60-year-old woman. Chris Colfer is going to be a big, big star.

    March 28, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Robert

    It looks great!

    March 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Glee Fan

    This looks Awesome! I will definitely be going to see this movie! He is so talented ... way more talented than most of these people that are writing stupid comments here. . REALLY??

    March 17, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. fergwriter

    Looks like a great flick. Looking forward to it coming out. Colfer is incredibly talented and will no doubt be an Oscar nominee some day in the near future if he keeps it up!

    March 9, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Robert

    Lol you some of you people are illetrate I swear. You have no lifes and constantly judge people on comments. While you are doing THIS, they are making money and becoming famous. So sit your a** back and be quiet!

    March 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. PeggyK

    Awesome! I would totally go to see this!

    February 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Glee lover

    Already love it!

    February 25, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Carol

    When is this movie coming to theaters? I want to buy my ticket NOW!

    February 25, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. hottie

    He is so hot in the movie. He is also sweet.

    February 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mariah

    He is so stupid.I hate him so much, but he is really cute and hot and that smile of is make me faint.

    February 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Let

    I'm a 41yr old woman .... 2, 4, 6, 8... Heard you like to fornicate.... We will spread that sh^^ like Nutella. LOL. I watched the preview twice.

    February 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff Krell

    This is gonna be awesome. A great companion piece to "Easy A"!

    February 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. happybooker

    Can't wait to see it!

    February 21, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. Munchkin

    This looks to be great! Such a talented young person will be a pleasure to see on the big screen. This amazing young man is going to go far.

    February 21, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  16. MashaSobaka

    My sole complaint about Mr. Colfer is that he makes me feel inadequate as a human being. He has accomplished more at the age of twenty-one than most people, myself included, can hope to accomplish in a lifetime. He is extremely talented, very compassionate, truly funny, and maintains impeccable grace even while under tremendous strain from bigots and ***holes who think that insulting and berating him will make them more manly. The rest of us know that they secretly wish they were half the man Mr. Colfer is. I look forward to this young man's future accomplishments and I will most certainly be seeing his film (and buying his book).

    February 21, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • gah

      well said, masha
      if only people who bash others would focus on actually accomplishing something themselves

      February 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • A. Greed

      Well said. He is amazing, and what a voice. The future looks really bright for him.

      February 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Gabby

    This kid has talent!

    February 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jane

    Looks interesting.

    February 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Evel Knievel

    God strikes fudge packers with lightning.

    February 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • MashaSobaka

      This "fudge packer" is ten thousand times the man you could ever hope to be. Go back to your hateful little hole and stay there.

      February 21, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      You really need to learn how to control your jealousy. It's very obvious that you are mad because Chris has accomplished so much more than you in your pathetic life.

      March 7, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  20. Margaret

    Looks like an impressive young cast. I'm interested to see what Colfer can do.

    February 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Danielle

    I really like this! It's good to see Colfer branch out.

    February 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  22. John

    Liked it. And I'm nowhere near the demographic for this.

    February 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |

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