Filming Begins on Big Time Movie Starring Big Time Rush

Logan Henderson, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Kendall Schmidt in 'Big Time Rush' on Nickelodeon.
Logan Henderson, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Kendall Schmidt in 'Big Time Rush' on Nickelodeon. Photo: Ben Watts/Nickelodeon. ©2010 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Big Time Rush will be headlining Nickelodeon’s Big Time Movie, a Beatles-inspired musical featuring covers of the Fab Four’s classic tunes as well as original music off of the group’s sophomore album, Elevate (dropping on November 21, 2011). Among the songs Big Time Rush will be covering are “Help!,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “We Can Work It Out,” and “Revolution.”

Filming’s currently underway in Vancouver. Nickelodeon plans to air the movie in 2012.

The Plot:

In Big Time Movie, the guys – Kendall (Kendall Schmidt), James (James Maslow), Carlos (Carlos Pena Jr.) and Logan (Logan Henderson) – must tap their inner spy as their adventure finds them driving exotic cars and jumping out of helicopters, while trying to make it to their first world tour concert on time. Hot on their trail are evil henchmen named Maxwell, British secret agents and Swedish spies as well as billionaire businessman, Sir Atticus Moon who wants back his precious device code named: “The Beetle,” an anti-gravitational device with enormous power. Once they learn they’re carrying this precious cargo, the guys get pulled into a madcap mission throughout London, which threatens the onset of their world tour. With the help of teen spy Penny Lane, the guys set out to save Penny’s father M16 Agent Simon Lane and stop Sir Atticus Moon’s plot to use “The Beetle” to gain world domination.

“The cool gadgets, outdoor locations and big stunts give this film a truly cinematic feel and transport Big Time Rush into a larger than life environment,” stated Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon. “It’s a Nickelodeon take on James Bond meets Austin Powers, featuring covers of classic Beatles songs that both kids and their parents can enjoy.”

Watch the “Til I Forget About You” music video:

More on Big Time Rush [Courtesy of Nickelodeon]:

Elevate, Big Time Rush’s second album to be released by Columbia Records/Nickelodeon on Nov. 21, is the highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s blockbuster debut, 2010’s gold-certified BTR, which has scanned over 700,000 albums. To date, Big Time Rush has sold over 2.7 million combined digital tracks. The album takes the group’s distinctive sound to new heights. The songs on the album were produced by top music hit makers including Ryan Tedder, Tricky & The Dream, JR Rotem, and Toby Gad, among others. Elevate features tracks including “Music Sounds Better With U (featuring Mann),” “Show Me,” and “All Over Again,” plus brand-new music that will debut on upcoming episodes of Big Time Rush.

Now in its second season, Big Time Rush – which follows four best friends from Minnesota who trade in their hockey sticks for music superstardom in Los Angeles — averages 4.1 million total viewers (+9%, over season one). The launch of the hit series on Nickelodeon drew 6.8 million viewers, making it the most watched live-action series premiere in the network’s history.

An international hit, Big Time Rush ranks within the top 5 shows on Nickelodeon among key demos in key markets, including Germany, Korea, Argentina, Australia, the U.K., Canada, Mexico and Holland. Recently, Big Time Rush embarked on a cross-country 30-city summer tour, selling out venues across the U.S. and opened up for Justin Bieber in Mexico for two sold-out stadium shows.

Source: Nickelodeon – November 4, 2011