Adults get to see their favorite stars come together in ensemble flicks like Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve. Now Nickelodeon is getting in on the all-star game, bringing together familiar faces from shows like iCarly and Big Time Rush for its new TV movie, Swindle.
EW can exclusively confirm that Noah Crawford (How to Rock, You Gotta See This), Chris O’Neil (How to Rock, You Gotta See This), Jennette McCurdy (iCarly), Ariana Grande (Victorious), Noah Munck (iCarly) and Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush) have signed on to the movie. The project was first announced at this year’s Television Critics Association press tour.
The movie features Crawford as Griffin, the lucky owner of a baseball card worth over a million dollars. He is planning to use its worth to save his best friend’s (O’Neal) home, but when an evil collector cons him out of the card, Griffin rallies together a ragtag group of classmates (Grande, McCurdy, Munck, Bravo) to track down the swindler.
McCurdy describes Swindle as “a heist movie with lots of pace and action.” Nickelodeon promises that it will be full of crazy disguises, pie fights, and even a showdown with a sumo wrestler.
Based on the children’s book by Gordon Korman, this adaptation of Swindle is written by Bill Motz (The Penguins of Madagascar) & Bob Roth (The Lion King 2), Eric Freiser (Road to Ruin) and Adam Rifkin (Mousehunt). Jonathan Judge, whose credits include several episodes of Big Time Rush and Fred: The Show, will direct.
Production begins this month in Vancouver, BC. Swindle will begin airing internationally in 2014.
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