We've been waiting a long time for this!
Based on the book of the same name by Gordon Korman, Swindle is about a boy (Noah Crawford) who accidentally sells a very valuable baseball card, but now needs his best friend and other classmates' help to get the card back. The film also stars Nickelodeon favorites Ariana Grande, Jennette McCurdy, Noah Munck, Chris O'Neal and Ciara Bravo.
Jennette plays Savannah, who she describes as "a theatrical, desperate actress." Jennette said. Darren is played by Noah M. "I'm the mysterious guy of the group," he says. Ariana, dressed in her character's cheerleader gear, says, "Amanda's the popular girl. Shes the second prettiest girl in the school and is very insecure."
With a cast from the same network who are familiar with each other, the atmosphere on set must have been pretty cozy. "The chemistry is already there," says Ariana. So are the pranks! "Jennette and Noah like to make faces to try to get you to crack," Noah C. said. Jennette reveals why working with friends can be difficult. "In between takes Ariana and I will be singing, then Noah and Chris are tackling each other."
The main character in Swindle collects baseball cards, and so does someone in the cast. "I didn't think any of them could be worth anything," Chris says. "I probably have a million dollar card!"
He's not the only collector in the group. Noah C. used to collect hot wheel cars, Jennette is a stuffed animal fan, Ciara enjoys antiques like old records and Ariana has an impressive collection of band-aids.
Swindle will premiere on Saturday, Aug. 24 on Nickelodeon.