Coming-of-age comedy Struck By Lightning finally opens next week (in limited theaters, though) and we’re here to share three completely new clips from the whole thing. As you already know, the movie had its world premiere this April at the Tribeca Film Festival, and is currently available on demand, but just in case you’re waiting for a theatrical release – check out the rest of this report for some cool videos!
Written by Chris Colfer and directed by Brian Dannelly, the movie centers on a young man who, after being struck by lightning and killed in his high-school parking lot, recounts the way he blackmailed his classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
High school senior Carson Phillips was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot. Demonstrating that life is what happens while you’re busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend and a home life that includes a mother who’s more interested in the bottle than her son’s future and an estranged father who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancée.
Struck By Lightning cast includes Chris Colfer, Allison Janney, Polly Bergen, Rebel Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland, Angela Kinsey and Tribeca Film will release it on January 11th, 2013.