Nickelodeon's Best Player to start shooting from 24 October

MUMBAI: Nickelodeon has signed two of its artistes Jerry Trainor and Jennette McCurdy of its earlier hit series iCarly to star in a original television film, Best Player.

The film that centers on two cyber athletes who inadvertently learn that the real world can be just as exciting and rewarding as a virtual one will start shooting on 24 October in Vancouver for a 2010 premiere on Nickelodeon.

Said Nickelodeon Executive vice president, original programming and development Marjorie Cohn," Best Player is a funny and compelling story about online gaming taken to the extreme."

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, adds Cohn.

The film has Quincy (Jerry Trainor), a thirty-something baggage handler by day and online video game master by night. Perfectly happy to live in a tricked-out basement in his parents‘ home, Quincy has dedicated his life to being the best cyber multi-player athlete online.

But Quincy‘s world gets turned upside down when his parents decide to sell their house and move to Florida. His only chance to maintain his "perfect" life is to enter a tournament introducing a brand-new video game -- Black Hole -- and win the prize money to buy his parents‘ house. As the current multi-player champion, Quincy thinks it‘s a done deal... until he encounters Prodigy (Jennette McCurdy), who threatens to annihilate him.

Best Player is executively produced by Jessica Horowitz, Lauren Levine and Marjorie Cohn, the people behind Nickelodeon‘s Spectacular! Damon Santostefano has directed the film from a screenplay by Rich Amberg.

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