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.