Chris Colfer, also known as the fashion-smart singing sensation Kurt Hummel on Fox's "Glee" who razzle-dazzled his way to an Emmy nomination, is about to parlay some of his newfound fame onto the silver screen.
Variety snagged the news that Colfer will write and star in a new comedy titled "Struck by Lightning" for producer David Permut, who has shown a knack for teen silliness with "Charlie Bartlett" and "Youth in Revolt."
There's no plot details as of yet, but Colfer's screenplay is said to be in the spirit of recently-departed high school bard John Hughes. Clearly Colfer took "The Breakfast Club" anthem "Don't You Forget About Me" literally.
Although this is not the plot (yet), we'd hope the story revolves around an awkward teen who becomes a falsetto-voiced superstar and crime-fighting ninja after he is hit by a lightning bolt. After all, young shinobi Colfer has proven he knows his martial arts weapons, and that comes in handy beating up high school bullies.
Those who don't know from "Glee" should still recognize Colfer's high-soaring rendition (during a "diva-off") of "Defying Gravity" from "Wicked," which reached number 31 on U.S. charts. If you have yet to experience William McKinley Dalton Academy's best, here's your chance…