Chris Colfer Starrer 'Struck By Lightning' Adds Christina Hendricks to Cast

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Dermot Mulroney and Sarah Hyland will also appear in the coming-of-age comedy.

Christina Hendricks, who just scored her second Emmy nomination for Mad Men, is joining the cast of the coming-of-age comedy Struck By Lightning, written by her fellow Emmy nominee Chris Colfer.

Also boarding the project are Dermot Mulroney, who will be seen in the upcoming feature J. Edgar, and Sarah Hyland of Modern Family.

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The project, which Brian Dannelly is directing, opens when Colfer’s character is struck by lightning and then, in flashback, tells the story of how he blackmailed other high school students to contribute to a literary magazine.

Allison Janney also heads the cast, which includes supporting actors Angela Kinsey, Allie Grant, Ashley Rickards, Polly Bergen, Brad Henke, Robbie Amell and Carter Jenkins.

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David Permut is producing alongside Rob Aguire and Mia Chang.  Colfer and his manager Glenn Rigberg will exec produce with Jason Michael Berman.

Hendricks is repped by CAA and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin; Mulroney is repped by ICM; and Hyland is repped by WME and Richard Konigsberg Management.

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ICM, along with Doug Stone of Stone, Meyer, Genow, represented Camellia Entertainment, which is providing financing for the project. ICM will co-represent its North American sale with Traction Media.