Everyone’s favorite a cappella drama may have wrapped earlier this year, but the stars of "Glee" continue to find success on both the big and small screens. The latest post-"Glee" casting news comes from Darren Criss, who was just tapped for the lead role in "Smitten!," an upcoming romantic comedy written and directed by Barry Morrow.
“Smitten!” will be Criss’ first feature film gig since Glee ended in March. Morrow, who won an Oscar for his "Rain Man" screenplay, will be making his directorial debut.
Criss, who brought Blaine Anderson to life on "Glee," will play an American fashion executive who gets kidnapped by the Mafia. Filming for “Smitten!" is set to start on Monday (July 20), right after Criss finishes up his run as Hedwig in the current Broadway production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."
"Smitten!" will be filmed in Italy — far away from Blaine's usual stomping grounds at William McKinley High School. Morrow will co-produce the film alongside Julia Rask and David Nichols.
Here's Criss going behind the scenes of "Hedwig" back in May.