Ariana Grande & Noah Munck Join Nickelodeon’s Swindle
Nickelodeon has confirmed the stars for their upcoming movie, Swindle which will start production later this month. You can find the photo from the location tweeted by Ariana above . It will feature some of the network’s biggest stars like Ariana Grande, Noah Munck and Jennette McCurdy. The movie will be about a group of kids trying to fight back and outsmart their swindler who swindled one of them out of a high priced baseball card. The teens go on an adventure to solve the issue and for the rightful card owner to finally have his card again. The movie is slated for release in 2014. You can read the full press release down below.
I am lad that Ariana and rest of the gang had a chance to do a big project together. But I am curious to see how fun this movie will turn out. It seems to be promising right now, but we still do not know much about it yet except fo what Nickelodeon has mentioned about it before. It seems like they are not sure what direction this movie will go in yet. It seems a little weird, but what can we do about that? Not much and I think we just need to wait for them to make that choice on what angle they will market it.
How do you feel about this news? Will the movie be any good or do you think that Nickelodeon is jumping on to it too soon without enough thought? I am not sure, for all we know they could have info that they are holding back at this time. I just wish that we wouldn’t have to wait so long for it’s release. I don’t see any logical reason for that, but then again we do know that they delayed the release of Rags.
NICKELODEON ALL-STARS TEAM UP IN A HEROIC HIGH STAKES CAPER IN A NEW ORIGINAL TV MOVIE, “SWINDLE”
Production Commences in October with Ensemble Cast Featuring Jennette McCurdy, Noah Crawford, Noah Munck, Ariana Grande, Chris O’Neal and Ciara Bravo
Santa Monica, Calif. – October 2, 2012 – Kids’ will have a chance to see all their favorite Nickelodeon stars together for the first time in the original TV movie, Swindle. Jennette McCurdy (iCarly), Noah Crawford (How to Rock, You Gotta See This) and Noah Munck (iCarly) will team up with Ariana Grande (Victorious), Chris O’Neal (How to Rock, You Gotta See This) and Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush) in this original comedy caper. Based on a popular children’s book by Gordon Korman, production is slated for October 2012 in Vancouver, Canada.
“Swindle unites a cavalcade of Nick stars in an Ocean’s Eleven-type tale about kid empowerment and justice,” said Marjorie Cohn, President, Content Development, Nickelodeon Group. “We are excited to give our audience a movie featuring beloved stars from across the Nickelodeon universe in this wish-fulfilling adventure full of big laughs.”
In Swindle, when an evil collector cons Griffin (Crawford) out of a million dollar baseball card that could have saved his best friend’s (O’Neal) home, he unites a ragtag group of his classmates (Grande, McCurdy, Munck and Bravo) to take down the swindler. It’s a valiant adventure that will take them through daring heists, crazy disguises, pie fights and a showdown with a sumo wrestler – but throughout it all, the kids have to bring their skills together as a team to get justice.
The movie will begin airing in 2014 on Nickelodeon’s 40+ international channels across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.
Swindle is written by Bill Motz (Brandy & Mr. Whiskers) & Bob Roth (Lion King 2), Eric Freiser (Road to Ruin) and Adam Rifkin (Small Soliders, Mousehunt). Marjorie Cohn (Big Time Movie, Rags), Lauren Levine (Bridge to Terabithia, Best Player), Loris Lunsford, Karen Glass and Paul Barry serve as executive producers. The movie is directed by Jonathan Judge (Big Time Rush, Fred 3) with Scott McAboy’s Pacific Bay Entertainment producing.
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