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Lightning nabs 5 Cannes pix

Chris Colfer's 'Struck by Lightning' among slate on Croisette

Lightning Entertainment has acquired international rights to five features for sale at Cannes — led by Chris Colfer’s comedy “Struck by Lightning,” which just debuted at Tribeca.

Other titles that Lighting will bring to the Croisette include comedy “Servitude,” family film “Heaven’s Door,” South African thriller “One Last Look” and “Black South-Easter,” currently in production.

Colfer wrote and stars in “Struck by Lingtning” alongside Rebel Wilson, Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney and Sarah Hyland. Brian Dannelly directs the tale of a 17-year-old who’s suddenly struck by a bolt of lightning and devises a blackmailing scheme to improve his chances of getting accepted into a top college.

“Struck” is produced by David Permut, Roberto Aguire and Mia Chang, co-produced by Monica Aguirre Diez Barroso, Steve Longi and Mark Moran and executive produced by Jason Michael Berman, Chris Colfer, Glenn Rigberg and Lawrence Kopeikin. ICM and Traction Media sold international rights to Lightning Entertainment.

“Servitude,” written by Michael Sparaga and directed by Warren P. Sonoda, stars Joe Dinicol, Enrico Colanton, Dave Foley, Kristen Hager and John Bregar. Pic’s produced by Sean Buckley of Buck Productions and Sparaga’s Victory Man Prods.

“One Last Look” marks the feature film debut of director Philip Roberts, who also wrote the script. Currently in post-production, the thriller stars Stephanie Schildknecht and Anna Capraro as two sisters on a trip through Africa.

“Heaven’s Door” stars Charisma Carpenter, Dean Cain, Joanna Cassidy and Edward Herrmann. It’s written and directed by Craig Clyde and produced by Bryce W. Fillmore and Dave Hunter.

“Black South-Easter” is currently shooting in Cape Town, South Africa. The film is written and directed by Carey McKenzie, who makes her feature film debut following her documentary, “Original Child Bomb.”

Lightning will also be showing buyers first footage from comedy “The Hot Flashes,” Australian sci-fier “25th Reich” and the thriller “Five Thirteen.”

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