Allison Janney will star opposite Chris Colfer in Struck By Lightning, which Glee star Colfer has also penned. Colfer himself confirmed that Janney will play his mother in the coming-of-age comedy on twitter this morning –
The film opens with Golfer’s high school character being struck and killed by a lightning bolt and then proceeds to tell in flashback how he blackmailed his fellow students into contributing to the literary magazine he was putting together. Brian Dannelly, who helmed the 2004 conservative Christian high school satire Saved, will be directing.
Colfer is not the first star of the popular musical dramedy television series to turn to script writing in their spare time. Last year, Dianna Agron had an untitled spec script optioned, though nothing has really been heard of the project since.