Among the herd of television stars stampeding into the cast of Struck By Lightning is Christina Hendricks, officially confirmed to be involved. Hendricks’ notoriety comes from here empowered Joan Harris character on Mad Men, but her prevalence on the big screen is increasing by the minute—she already has Drive and I Don’t Know How She Does It in the can.
Harris’ character in Struck By Lightning is thus far uncomfirmed.
Struck By Lightning stars and was written by Glee’s Chris Colfer. Directing the film will be Brian Dannelly, who, like most of the cast (which, aside from Colfer and Hendricks, includes Angela Martin, Allie Grant and Sarah Hyland), comes from television: his directing credits include Weeds, The United States of Tara and Pushing Daisies.
Movies comprised of people primarily schooled in television tend to be especially creative and ambitious—the cast and team behind this film seem to be more than capable of developing an interesting, poignant and funny coming-of-age film.