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Update: Struck by Lightning is taking an unusual release strategy. It's actually available on iTunes and demand (VOD) right now and will be in limited release in theaters on Jan. 11! 

July 15, 2011 - Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family"), Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") and Dermot Mulroney (Abduction) are joining "Glee" star Chris Colfer's Struck by Lightning. Colfer wrote the dark comedy about a a teen who is killed by a bolt of lightning. The story is told in flashbacks about how he blackmailed his classmates into participating in his literary magazine. Filming began this week.

Source: Variety

June 29, 2011: Allison Janney will play Chris Colfer's mother in Struck by Lightning.

It's not clear what Janney's role will be, however, if she plays Colfer's mother it will be another great mom role for Janney. She's played (step)mom to Ellen Page in Juno, Amanda Bynes in Hairspray, Wes Bentley in American Beauty, »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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