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Allison Janney In 'Struck By Lightning': Chris Colfer Gets Movie Mother

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First Posted: 06/29/11 11:46 AM ET Updated: 08/29/11 06:12 AM ET

Allison Janney will star alongside Chris Colfer in Struck by Lightning, the indie coming-of-age comedy written by the "Glee" star.

The young star, who is also penning a pilot for Disney called "The Little Leftover Witch," based on a book by Florence Laughlin, and has a two-book deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, took to Twitter to announce the news from a "Glee Live" tour stop in London.

@chriscolfer: Struck By Lightning news!!! Allison Janney is my mom!!! I couldn't be more thrilled!”

Janney and Colfer were spotted lunching together two months ago, leaving some fans to speculate she might make a guest appearance on "Glee."

According to Variety, the movie begins when Colfer's character is struck and killed by a lightning bolt, with the rest of the film told in flashbacks that chronicle his blackmail-filled quest to publish a literary magazine.

The movie, directed by Brian Dannelly ("Saved"), will be filmed during Colfer's month-long break from "Glee" activities this summer. Janney will be seen next in "The Help."

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