Tribeca Film strikes ‘Lightning’

Company in final talks for Chris Colfer pic

Tribeca Enterprises is in final negotiations for U.S. rights to Chris Colfer’s “Struck by Lightning,” two months after the coming-of-age comedy premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Tribeca Film is planning a simulataneous release late this year for theatrical, VOD and other digital platforms.

“Lightning” was shot last summer with Brian Dannelly directing from Colfer’s script. Supporting cast includes Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Rebel Wilson, Allison Janney and Sarah Hyland.

Story is told in flashback from the perspective of Colfer’s character after he is struck and killed by lightning in the opening scene of the film. The pic chronicles his exploits as he blackmails his fellow high school classmates into contributing to a literary magazine he’s publishing.

David Permut produced “Lightning” alongside Roberto Aguire and Mia Chang. Colfer and his manager Glenn Rigberg exec produce with Jason Michael Berman and Lawrence Kopeikin.

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