Dermot Mulroney and Christina Hendricks Join ‘Struck By Lightning’

Dermot MulroneyApparently, being Glee’s breakout star earned Chris Colfer a lot of artistic credibility, because the first-time screenwriter’s film, Struck By Lightning, is attracting the likes of Dermot Mulroney, MadMen’s Christina Hendricks and Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland.

The film will be a coming-of-age comedy and postmortem flashback, a la American Beauty, about Colfer’s character’s attempts to blackmail his high school classmates into supporting his literary magazine.

The immediate futures of these three additions to the cast (who’ll be joining The Office’s Angela Kinsey and WeedsAllie Grant, among others) are not limited to Struck By Lightning. Mulroney will appear in J. Edgar and Everybody Loves Whales. Hendricks plays a leading role in the upcoming action-thriller Drive. Finally, Hyland, Modern Family’s Haley Dunphy, the less-than-brilliant daughter of Phil and Claire, has a supporting role in the romance Conception and a starring role in the comedy Geek Charming.

Source: Collider

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.