Synopsis: After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Release Date: January 11, 2013
Thoughts: The declining popularity of Glee (yes, Glee-ks, your show is thankfully winding down) leaves its previously unknown stars to branch out to new avenues in the industry. Chris Colfer seems to be taking an ‘all-in’ approach to life after Glee – in 2012 he published his first novel and had his first screenplay produced. The outline of Struck by Lightning has a whiff of Mean Girls to it which might make it palatable to tweens and fans of Colfer but I’m not sold that there is really lasting talent to back up Colfer’s early promise. Even with some familiar faces in the cast, I’m thinking this one may be best to hold off on until it makes its debut at your local Redbox.