Almost overnight, Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on “Glee,” is turning into a one-man cottage industry. Whereas several of his cast mates have recorded albums or pursued jobs on stage, Mr. Colfer has turned to writing books and movies.
The 22-year-old actor wrote, stars in and executive produced an independent feature, “Struck By Lightning,” that Tribeca Films will release this fall. Meanwhile, his first young adult novel, “The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell,” entered the New York Times Bestseller Children’s Books list at No. 1 over the weekend, where it remains this Sunday.
Besides shooting the fourth season of “Glee,” Mr. Colfer said he is at work on a sequel to “The Land of Stories,” several other screenplays and recently adapted the children’s book “The Little Leftover Witch” for the Disney Channel, which, for the moment has decided not to produce a pilot.