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Chris Colfer Stops at Nothing to Achieve Dream in First 'Struck by Lightning' Trailer

February 18, 2012 (4:02 am) GMT
In this coming-of-age comedy, the 'Glee' actor takes the tole of Carson Phillips, a high school student who intentionally blackmails his classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Chris Colfer Stops at Nothing to Achieve Dream in First 'Struck by Lightning' Trailer

The first trailer for 's coming-of-age comedy "Struck by Lighting" has been debuted. Coming out via E! News, the sneak peek gives a look at the "" actor as Carson Phillips, an outcast in his high school who blackmails his classmates into contributing to his literary journal.

While Carson threatens his fellow students with their secrets, his mom Sheryl looks for a way to reconnect with him as he prepares to head off to college. The story is told in flashback from Carson's perspective after he is struck and killed by a lightning in the opening scene of the movie.

Chris, who writes the screenplay, once said that this comedy is "about all the kinds in high school who are overachieving in their own right and under-appreciated for it just like I was." He added, "I think it's very sarcastic and very real. I hope it goes to show that there are still lots and lots of smart kids out in the world. It's about smart kids and not about stupid kids who wanna get laid and that's their biggest goal in life."

Directed by Brian Dannelly, "Struck by Lightning" has portraying Carson's "not-so-happy" mother Sheryl and playing his best friend Malerie. Also included in the cast ensemble are , , and . The movie hasn't had a U.S. release date.



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