EXCLUSIVE Chris Colfer and Rebel Wilson in ‘Struck by Lightning’ Blackmail Clip (VIDEO)


Everyone’s got something to hide. And that totally works to Chris Colfer‘s advantage in this exclusive clip from his film, Struck by Lightning. As you’ve already seen in this video, Chris’ character, Carson Phillips, wants to pursue a career in journalism at Northwestern University after high school. In order to boost his resume, he creates literary magazine.

However, since he’s not exactly on top of the social chain at school, no one apart from his best friend, Malerie (played by the awesome Rebel Wilson), and two male classmates signed on. But, as you’ll soon see, the only reason the latter duo joined was because Carson blackmails them… which leads us to the whole dirty plot of using the student body’s secrets against them to force them to write for him as well.

The movie also features other names you may recognize, like Sarah Hyland, Ashley Rickards, Matt Prokop, Allie Grant, Robbie Amell, Christina Hendricks, and more.

The film will be in select theaters January 11, but cities across the country are hosting a one-night event this Sunday, January 6 at 8pm ET/5pm PT to see the movie and participate in a live Q&A session afterwards with Chris Colfer, who will be at the film’s L.A. premiere. For details on the screenings, go to StruckByLightning-Movie.com. Can’t wait until then? The movie is also currently available via On Demand, iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu.


Struck by Lightning

Photo: Tribeca Film

Struck by Lightning

Photo: Tribeca Film

Struck by Lightning

Photo: Tribeca Film

Struck by Lightning

Photo: Tribeca Film

Struck by Lightning

Photo: Tribeca Film

Struck by Lightning

Photo: Tribeca Film

Struck by Lightning

Photo: Tribeca Film

Struck by Lightning

Photo: Tribeca Film

Struck by Lightning

Photo: Tribeca Film

Struck by Lightning

Photo: Tribeca Film

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Colfer Plays The Wishing Game!

Watch Chris Colfer in ‘Struck by Lightning’ Career Day Clip! (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever been frustrated with your guidance counselor (or any adult really), then you should be able to relate to Chris Colfer‘s character in this clip from Struck by Lightning. The movie, which is also written by the Glee star, is about a high schooler named Carson who blackmails his classmates into writing for his literary magazine. The reason why begins above.

While discussing his future career options, Carson explains that being the Editor of The New Yorker, as well as a published freelancer in The New York TimesL.A. TimesThe Boston Journal, etc. are his main goals. To get there, he wishes to attend Northwestern University upon graduation. However, though he meets all of the requirements, he still hasn’t heard back from his dream college, so he enlists the help of the school guidance counselor. Unfortunately, as you’ll soon see, it might not be as easy as it sounds…

Thus begins Carson’s journey to creating a literary magazine, thereby enhancing the extra-curricular portion of his resume. How far would you go to get into your dream school?

EXCLUSIVE: More SBL Spoilers from Chris Colfer!

Amber Riley Tweets Rant at Nightclub; Chris Colfer Debuts New Movie Poster

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In case you’ve never seen an episode of Glee (how that’s possible, we don’t know), you should know that up-and-coming singer Amber Riley‘s character, Mercedes Jones, is the Queen of Sass. But it’s not just because Amber’s a great actress; she’s got attitude written all over her in real life, too.

Just last night, after wrapping up her stint on off-Broadway show Cotton Club Parade, she went on a Twitter rant, exclaiming her disappointment with a nightclub in New York City named WIP (which, incidentally, is also known for the infamous bar brawl between Chris Brown and Drake).

She tweets,

But according to TMZ, Amber was the one who was out of line: “Ms. Riley’s team had contacted management before her arrival to work out her table arrangements, which included the purchase of bottles as well as a bottle on the house. Upon arrival, her party of 30 people refused to purchase any bottles, so they did not enter.”

Don’t fret too much though, Gleeks. Another former member of New Directions has some good news to share. E! Online recently debuted the Chris Colfer-penned (and -led!) movie poster for Struck by Lightning. You like?

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What do you think of the nightclub drama? Whose side are you on? And are you planning on seeing Chris in Struck by Lightning (in theaters January 11, 2013)? Tell us your Gleeky thoughts in the comments below or on our Glee message board!

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