It's Game On For New Nick Original Movie
`iCarly' Stars Trainor and McCurdy To Appear In Video Game-Based Tele-film To Debut In 2010
by R. Thomas Umstead , 10/19/2009 3:32:42 PM
Nickelodeon personalities Jerry Trainor and Jeannette McCurdy will star in a new Nick original movie set to debut in 2010.
The movie, Best Player, will begin shooting this week in Vancouver and stars Trainor - who plays Spenser on the popular Nickelodeon series iCarly - as a thirty-something online video game wiz who is about to lose his home. In order to keep the house, he has to win a major video game tournament, but he meets his match in young gamer McCurdy, who's iCarly character Sam befriends series star Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove).
"Best Player is a funny and compelling story about online gaming taken to the extreme," said Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice president, Original Programming and Development for Nickelodeon in a statement. "This movie gives Jerry Trainor and Jennette McCurdy a new platform in which to showcase their talent and our audience will love seeing them star in these new comedic roles."
Best Player is executive produced by Jessica Horowitz, Lauren Levine and Marjorie Cohn, the team behind Nickelodeon's original movie Spectacular!