AFM 2012: Lightning Closes Multiple Territories for Chris Colfer's 'Struck by Lightning'
The “Glee” actor wrote and stars in the comedy, featuring Rebel Wilson and Christina Hendricks.
Lightning Entertainment locked down multiple deals for Chris Colfer's film Struck By Lightning, the Liam Hemsworth-starrer Love and Honor and action film Dead Drop featuring Luke Goss (Hellboy 2) on the eve of the American Film Market.
Struck By Lightning, a high-school dramedy which Colfer wrote and co-stars in with Rebel Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney and Sarah Hyland, went to multiple territories, including Australia/New Zealand (Pinnacle Films/All Interactive Entertainment), South Africa (Ster-Kinekor Home Entertainment), Eastern Europe (HBO Europe) and the Middle East (Eagle Films)with multiple Asian territories going to Fox Asia. The film is directed by Brian Dannelly (TV's Weeds).
Love and Honor, in which Hemsworth plays a Vietnam vet who goes AWOL to try and win back his hometown girl, also sold for Australia/New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America (California Filmes), Canada (VVS), Benelux (Dutch FilmWorks), CIS (Carmen Films), Indonesia (Queen) and to Fox Asia for its territories. Universum had previously picked up the drama, which marks the directorial debut of actor Danny Mooney (The Ides of March), for German-speaking territories.
Pinnacle Films/All Interactive Entertainment also snatched up Dead Drop, which Lightning is first introducing to buyers at this AFM, for Australia/New Zealand.
Other titles on Lightning's slate that racked up multiple deals ahead of AFM's launch included the Brendan Fraser-starrer Whole Lotta Sole and the family film Heaven's Door.