Struck by Lightning

(2013)

After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Highland Talks ‘Struck by Lightning’

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Highland Talks ‘Struck by Lightning’

You may know her best as Haley Dunphy, the oldest of the Dunphy clan's three children on Modern Family. This week, Sarah Hyland stars in the new teen comedy Struck by Lightning, where she plays high school cheerleader Claire Mathews opposite Glee star Chris Colfer. We recently caught up with the young actress to chat with her about this role, which finds her involved in a scandal that eventually leads to the death of one of her classmates.

How different are Claire Mathews and Haley Dunphy? Here is our conversation.

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EXCLUSIVE: Chris Colfer Talks Dying Young in ‘Struck by Lightning’

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Colfer Talks Dying Young in ‘Struck by Lightning’

Having made a name for himself as both a singer and an actor on Glee, breakout star Chris Colfer is now moving into the realm of screenplay writing with his first theatrical feature Struck by Lightning, which also finds him taking on the lead role. The story follows the final months in the life of a bitter high school student, who struggles to inspire his classmates artistically. He has big plans for his future, but those plans are put on hold when he is struck down by a bolt of lightning in the high school parking lot.

Its an inspirational tale, one that focuses on Chris's own love of writing, and his frustrations with this generation's lack of an imagination. The multi-hyphenate already has a best selling children's novel to his name, and he also penned a book based on his original screenplay for Struck by Lightning.

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‘Struck by Lightning’ Photo Gallery with ‘Glee’'s Chris Colfer

‘Struck by Lightning’ Photo Gallery with ‘Glee’'s Chris Colfer

In theaters January 11th, and on VOD December 19th, Struck by Lightning follows the life and death of a high school senior who seemingly had it all. Written by and starring Glee's Chris Colfer, along with Modern Family's Sarah Hyland, and Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson, we have ten new photos from this upcoming comedy. We're even throwing in a couple of Dirty Steve himself, Dermot Mulroney!

High school senior Carson Phillips 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.

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Second ‘Struck by Lightning’ Trailer

Second ‘Struck by Lightning’ Trailer

The second trailer for Brian Dannelly's Struck by Lightning has arrived. The movie stars Glee's Chris Colfer as a young man, who after being struck and killed by lightning recounts key events from his life. The dramedy also stars Allison Janney, Polly Bergen, Rebel Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland and Angela Kinsey.

Struck by Lightning was released January 11th, 2013.

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Dermot Mulroney Wants to Do ‘Young Guns: The Ghost of Dirty Steve’!

We couldn't be bigger fans of the movie Young Guns, specifically the character Dirty Steve. So when we get a chance to chat with actor Dermot Mulroney, we jump on it.

Struck by Lightning was released January 11th, 2013.

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‘Struck by Lightning’ Adds Rebel Wilson

Bridesmaids' Rebel Wilson has joined the coming-of-age comedy Struck by Lightning, starring Chris Colfer, Allison Janney and Christina Hendricks.

Brian Dannelly directing the indie project from a script by Chris Colfer.

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‘Struck by Lightning’ Adds Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, and Sarah Hyland have all joined the cast of Struck by Lightning alongside Glee star Chris Colfer and Allison Janney.

The story centers around Chris Colfer's character, who is killed by a bolt of lightning in the opening moments of the movie. The rest of the movie is told through flashbacks and shows how the character blackmails his high school classmates into contributing to a literary magazine he is creating. Other supporting cast members include Angela Kinsey, Allie Grant, Ashley Rickards, Polly Bergen, Brad William Henke, Robbie Amell, and Carter Jenkins.

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Brian Dannelly Directing Chris Colfer in ‘Struck by Lightning’

Brian Dannelly will direct Glee's Chris Colfer in the high school comedy Struck by Lightning, which will film during Glee's summer hiatus.

Struck by Lightning will mark Chris Colfer's big-screen debut.

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