Chris will be on ABC’s The View on July 17!
You may know Chris Colfer from “Glee.” He’s just turned 22, and he’s threatening to become the next James Franco. The terrific film he wrote and starred in, “Struck by Lightning.” has been sold, I’m told, to Tribeca Films, Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal’s company. This very mordant comedy hits every note just right, in the same vein as “Juno,” “Little Miss Sunshine” or “Napoleon Dynamite.”
The word is that Tribeca will release it in mid -December. Colfer, who has to return to “Glee” soon, is keeping busy sort of 24/7. He’s written a horror film he hopes to shoot next winter in Louisiana. “We were going to shoot it in August,” he told me at People magazine’s swanky party for the BEA Book convention last night at the Top of the Standard.
“Then we realized there’s no snow in Louisiana now.” Whoops! So Colfer will keep busy promoting his new book, “The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell,” the first part of a trilogy for teens, which Little Brown for Young Readers publishes on July 17th.
And yes, he is just 22 (on May 27th). This Colfer kid is a keeper. More projects are coming. And what about “Glee”? He told me the actors don’t know exactly what’s happening until they get their first scripts. But Colfer’s character graduated from high school, so now he and the other grads will head to New York as “Glee” becomes a show within a show.
Glee star Chris Colfer has been on sold-out arena tours before, but come July, he’ll be embarking on a different kind of tour altogether. To promote his upcoming children’s book The Land of Stories (July 17), he’ll be giving book signings across the country, mostly in the New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco areas, as well as in Kurt Hummel’s home state of Ohio.
Described as a “modern-day fairy tale,” the book will focus on twins Alex and Conner, who leave the real world behind and find themselves in a land where they come face-to-face with the fairy-tale characters — witches, goblins, trolls — they’ve always read about.
See if Colfer is coming to a bookstore near you!
July 17 Ridgewood, NJ, Bookends
July 18 New York City, Barnes & Noble / Union Square
July 19 Naperville, IL, Anderson’s Bookshop
July 20 Skokie, IL, Barnes & Noble
July 21 Chicago, IL, Barbara’s Bookstore
July 24 Petaluma, CA, Copperfield’s Books
July 25 San Francisco, CA, Books Inc.
July 26 Los Angeles, CA, Barnes & Noble / The Grove
July 27 LaVerne, CA, Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop
July 28 Columbus, OH, The Book Loft
July 29 Dayton, OH, Books & Co.
July 29 Cincinnati, OH, Joseph-Beth Booksellers
May 14, 2012 – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host JIMMY KIMMEL co-hosts with Kelly today. Kelly and Jimmy chat with “Glee” star Chris Colfer, and the latest eliminated contestant from “American Idol” performs.