Chris Colfer (Carson Phillips)
-As a high school senior, Carson Phillips was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could offer, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning.
-Struck By Lightning
is the film and screenwriting debut for the Golden Globe-winning star of Glee
. Sarah Hyland (Claire Mathews)
-Claire Mathews is the queen bee head cheerleader at Clover High with a stellar reputation, despite the fact that she has secret meetings with the football coach after practice.
-Sarah Hyland stars in ABC’s hit comedy series Modern Family
. Rebel Wilson (Malerie Baggs)
-Malerie Baggs is never far from her video camera as she captures the highs and lows of high school, including the mischievous events in between.
-Rebel Wilson has starred in top comedies including Pitch Perfect
, and Bachelorette
.Dermot Mulroney (Neal Phillips)
-Neal, Carson’s absentee father, tries to move on and get a fresh start with a new fiancée and a baby on the way.
-Dermot Mulroney has been in over 65 films and television series with credits that include My Best Friend’s Wedding
, The New Girl
, and J. Edgar
Christina Hendricks (April)
-A pregnant April tries to do what’s right when she finds herself in a hairy situation after discovering her fiancé, Carson's father, is still married with a 17-year-old son.
-Christina Hendricks is best known for her portrayal of ‘Joan Harris’ on AMC’s Mad Men
. She was also seen recently in the critically acclaimed thriller Drive
Allison Janney (Sheryl Phillips)
-Never having realized her dreams, Carson’s defeated mother worries about her son’s ambitious future plans.
-Allison Janney has starred in The Help
and the Academy Award-winning drama American Beauty
High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer, Glee) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot.
Demonstrating that life is what happens while you re busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend (Rebel Wilson, Bridesmaids), a home life that includes a mother (Allison Janney, Juno, The West Wing) who s more interested in the bottle than her son s future, and an estranged father (Dermot Mulroney, New Girl, My Best Friend s Wedding) who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancée (Christina Hendricks, Mad Men).
- Story Behind the Scene; An Interview with Chris Colfer and Brian Dannelly; Bloopers; Deleted Scenes