“Glee” star Chris Colfer is already thinking about his next script, a follow-up to his upcoming film “Struck by Lightning” (watch the trailer). This one will be set in an insane asylum in the 1930s—a far cry from his other projects, including his recently released middle-grade novel.
“Yeah, it’s a little different than ‘The Land of Stories’ and ‘Struck By Lightning,” he joked earlier this week when he stopped by MTV News. “Just a little bit [different] but yeah, yes, hopefully we’ll shoot that this winter or next winter. I’m in the movie as well, and it doesn’t matter how old I am. There’s no rush like there was with ‘Struck By Lighting,’ [where it was like] ‘I gotta look young.’ This one, there’s some room for age.”
By the way, it also sounds nothing like “Glee.” But oddly it is in the same vein as another project from that show’s creator, Ryan Murphy. You see, the upcoming season of “American Horror Story” will be set in an asylum as well. Is 2012 the year for crazy houses? He joked, “I guess, finally, those asylums get their moment in the light!”
Chris explained that he decided an asylum-set project would work for him since he’s always been a bit captivated by what exactly goes down in them.
“I don’t know. I’ve always liked crazy people or people with issues of some kind. [And] I don’t mean of reality. I mean like the fictitious stuff that’s out there and I’ve always been fascinated by the human mind.”
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