Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks Joins Chris Colfer’s ‘Struck By Lightning’

July 16, 2011

Actress Christina Hendricks (aka Joan Harris of Mad Men) has signed on for the upcoming independent comedy Struck By Lightning, a film written by Glee’s Chris Colfer. Get the details surrounding her new movie role here.

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After learning the sad and unexpected announcement that Glee’ season 3 will be his last via Twitter, actor Chris Colfer is finally getting some uplifting news. Colfer, set to play the lead in Struck by Lightning, which was also written by him, has just been joined by Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks.

I say uplifting because with the cast line up Lightning is now toting, just maybe this coming of age laughter could help launch Colfer’s movie career after he ends his run on the Fox musical drama as Kurt Hummel, and the curvaceous Hendricks is a sure fire way to grab curiosity from a whole new range of viewers. Think dedicated and loyal Mad Men fans and Gleeks.

Colfer will be taking the lead as a blackmailing high schooler who threatens his peers into writing for a magazine, while Hendricks role hasn’t been revealed yet, as well as the other stars who have joined the cast. Maybe Hendricks will play Colfer’s Mom? Or a really angry school official? Who cares as long as we get some more screen time with the duo!

Scheduled to be directed by Brian Dannelly (Pushing Daisies), Struck By Lightning will also feature Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, Dermot Mulroney and Allison Janney. The film should be making it into theaters next year.

Meanwhile, the thirty-four year old Hendricks is also attached to star in Seconds of Pleasure, the 2012 movie The Bleeder, I Don’t Know How She Does It as the character Allison, the action film Drive (which I can’t wait to see), and Detachment.

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