'Glee' star Chris Colfer pens a pilot
The actor sells Disney an adaptation of the children's book ''The Little Leftover Witch''
It’s a good time to be Chris Colfer. The Glee star was recently named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people thanks to his role as gay teen Kurt Hummel. And the 20-year-old also just sold his second script, a TV pilot for Disney that’s an adaptation of the children’s book The Little Leftover Witch. (His first script, the big-screen teen comedy Struck by Lightning, will film this summer with Colfer starring.) Don’t worry, Gleeks: He isn’t quitting his day job. ”I’ll write the pilot and then be a strong creative force behind it,” says Colfer of the Witch series, which is about a sorceress named Felina who’s adopted by a nonmagical family. ”I’ll kind of be a miniature Ryan Murphy — which is funny because people already refer to me as that.”