Barry Morrow’s ‘Smitten!’ to Star Darren Criss

Only one day after completing his triumphant 12-week run as the titular character in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Darren Criss jetted off to Italy to begin his next project.

Last Friday, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Criss will be playing the lead in Barry Morrow’s film Smitten!  Smitten! is a romantic story centering around Criss’ character, a young American fashion executive, who is kidnapped by three blundering members of the mafia.

Morrow is an Oscar-winning screenwriter, best known for Rain Man. Morrow wrote Smitten! and the indie film will also be his directorial debut. The film co-stars Madalina Ghenea and Angela Molina.