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Friday
Aug102012

Chris Colfer Nabs A Book Tie-In For His Film, Securing A Renaissance Man Status

Often times you'll find that famous actors also happen to be fairly decent writers.  That's sort of how a creative mind works, overlapping into various artistic skills.  Earlier this summer, Chris Colfer from TV's Glee proved to the world that he's a pretty damn good writer when he released a children's novel that has risen to sizable success.  He recently starred in a film Struck By Lightning, which debuted at Tribeca earlier this year, and now THR is stating that a novel continuing the narrative is set to be released later this year.

The film, based on an original screenplay by Colfer, presents the life of high-school senior Carson Phillips in a series of flashbacks that occur after he is struck and killed by a bolt of lightning.  See what I mean about that creative mind stuff?  The novel that follows will reportedly be a sort of companion to the film, expanding on the plot from the perspective of Carson writing in a journal, and is set to be released on November 20th of this year.  The cast is stacked to the ceiling with knock-out actors such as Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, and Sarah Hyland.  The film is scheduled to receive a wide release at some point before the year is up.  

Five years ago, no one even knew who Chris Colfer was.  Now the guy has a bloody Emmy, a wildly successful children's book, a hot picture he wrote himself, and a second book based on the previously mentioned film.  Sufficed to say, he is building a name and a nest for himself in the entertainment industry.  As a former Gleek, I must say I always knew there were bigger things for the angel-voiced actor.  Now let's try to get him on Broadway and he'll really have all the bases covered.  Hell, he'll probably write one before New Years.

Reader Comments (3)

He did not win an Emmy, he was nominated twice for an Emmy but he did win a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Friday, August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLily

He won a Golden Globe, not an Emmy, but he was nominated. (Someone beat me to it, argh). And he has a second TLOS book coming out at some point. He's pretty awesome.

Friday, August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRumbleroar

He is also writing a second movie. It's based in a mental institution

Saturday, August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRaven

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