Back in December we reported on falsetto-voiced "Glee" star Chris Colfer's first big foray into both writing and being a leading man entitled "Struck By Lightning." Details were scarce about the John Hughes-influenced High School movie, but now as filming begins the project is coming more into focus.
According to Variety, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, and Sarah Hyland have joined Colfer and co-star Allison Janney of "West Wing" and "Juno" fame in the indie picture. The film concerns "Colfer's character being struck and killed by a bolt of lightning and is told in flashback. It chronicles his exploits as he blackmails his fellow senior classmates into contributing to a literary magazine he's publishing."
Sounds like some juicy material, with plenty of quirk for these three character actors to sink their teeth into. Hendricks is, of course, the head-turning red head bombshell who puts the va-va-va-voom into AMC's "Mad Men," while Hyland plays Haley Dunphy on the ABC comedy Modern Family. Mulroney actually appeared early in his career in the John Hughes production "Career Opportunities," but is probably best known to audiences as the object of Julia Roberts' affection in "My Best Friend's Wedding."
"Struck By Lightning" also features Angela Kinsey, Allie Grant, Ashley Rickards, Polly Bergen, Brad Henke, Robbie Amell and Carter Jenkins, and if God answers our prayers will feature Hendricks as some variety of sexy teacher who gives students a lesson in love.