“Glee” star Darren Criss has been roped in to star in the upcoming romantic-comedy “Smitten!”
The indie movie will be be screenwriter Barry Morrow’s directorial debut, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for “Rain Man”, said The Hollywood Reporter.
Criss, who is best known for his portrayal of Blaine Anderson on the musical comedy-drama series “Glee”, will be seen in first feature film role since the popular musical comedy series ended.
“Smitten!” is an enchanted fable, a caper with four romances, centering around a young American fashion executive (Criss) who gets kidnapped and taken into the alpine mountains by three bumbling members of the mafia.
The movie also stars “Youth” actress Madalina Ghenea and Angela Molina of “Broken Embraces” fame.
Criss, who has been nominated for his song “This Time” for “Glee” at Emmy Award 2015, previously voiced characters in animated films “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” and “The Wind Rises”.