Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nickelodeon Films Brand New Television Movie "Jinxed" In Canada; To Premiere On TV In April 2014; To Star Nick Stars Jack Griffo, Ciara Bravo, Jacob Bertrand And Burkely Duffield

Upcoming Nickelodeon Star Jack Griffo, who will play the character 'Max Thunderman' in the upcoming brand new Nickelodeon comedy series "The Thundermans", has, in an exclusive interview with Canada's entertainment website THE MAG, announced the exciting Nickelodeon News that the Nick actor recently filmed a brand new Nickelodeon Movie in Canada called "Jinxed"!

"Jinxed" is about a family who is cursed with Murphy's Law, in which, if anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. In the film, Nick celebrity Jack Griffo will portray the character 'Brett'.

The Nickelodeon movie will also star Nickelodeon Stars Ciara Bravo, who plays 'Katie Knight' on Nickelodeon's hit musical sitcom "Big Time Rush", as 'Meg Murphy', Jacob Bertrand, who plays 'Henry' in Nick's alien comedy series "Marvin Marvin" and voices 'Gil' in Nickelodeon Preschool's (Nick Jr.'s) "Bubble Guppies", and Burkely Duffield, who plays 'Eddie Sweet' / 'Eddie Miller' in Nick's hit mystery drama series "House of Anubis" as 'Tommy'. You can view a full cast listing below.

As part of their new movie, Nickelodeon Productions filmed scenes on-location around Canada, including in Ladner Village, a fishing village located on the banks of the Fraser River that is a part of the Municipality of Delta, British Columbia, and inside the Delta Museum.

Nickelodeon is currently planning to premiere and show the brand new TV movie "Jinxed" in April 2014.

In the same interview, Nick Star Jack Griffo announced that Nickelodeon will start shooting their brand new comedy show "The Thundermans" (13 episodes x 30 minutes) full-time in July 2013. You can read his full interview with THE MAG below on NickALive!.

In the show, The Thundermans are a typical suburban family who happen to have astounding superpowers. At the center of the action are the 14-year-old Thunderman twins, Max (Jack Griffo) and Phoebe (Kira Kosarin), who share the same bathroom, the same school and the same annoying younger siblings. Their only difference? Phoebe is a super student with a super sunny disposition who super looks forward to being a superhero someday, and Max aspires to become a super villain. The 13-episode series will commence production this spring and is written by longtime Nickelodeon producer Jed Spingarn, who most recently served as co-executive producer of the hit series Big Time Rush and prior to that, produced on "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and "Johnny Bravo". In the pilot, the part of 'Max' was played by Tyler Peterson.

According to iMDB, the current full cast of Nickelodeon's "Jinxed" is:

Keegan Connor Tracy ... Mom
Ciara Bravo ... Meg Murphy
Jacob Bertrand ... Charlie
Daniela Dib ... Square Dancer
Burkely Duffield ... Tommy
Jack Griffo ... Brett
Andrea Brooks ... Caitlin
Jay Brazeau ... Grandpa
Matthew Harrison ... Band Member
Donavon Stinson ... Dad
Jessa Danielson ... Violet
Carmel Amit ... Gypsy Woman
Elena Kampouris ... Ivy
Matthew Hoglie ... Festival Attendee
Gabrielle Giraud ... Edna
Elizabeth Tookey ... Dancer
Michelle Dawley ... Square Dancer

Also, from THE MAG:
THE MAG Chats with Jack Griffo!

Jack Griffo was practically born to act. Growing up in a family of theatre geeks, he stepped into the spotlight as a toddler, booked his first commercial at age two and honed his skills with years of community theatre before junior high. Now, he's Nickelodeon's next big star and becoming a familiar face on television screens around the world. You may recognize him from his guest-starring roles on JESSIE, MARVIN MARVIN, SEE DAD RUN and KICKIN' IT, to name a few. Next, he'll star in an upcoming superhero-themed comedy on Nickelodeon, THE THUNDERMANS. We'll soon get to know Jack as Max Thunderman, a wannabe super villain in a family of super heroes!

We caught up with Jack to find out more about the new show, his character and his favourite moments on set!

How would you describe your character, Max Thunderman, on THE THUNDERMANS?

Max always has something up his sleeve and loves to cause mischief. There's no way of getting around the fact that tries his best to be a super "villain" and aspires to one day conquer the world. He has his not so evil moments too, though. Underneath it all he really is a genuine kid who loves his family.

What can audiences expect from this new show?

Audiences can expect big laughs and really sweet special effects for our super powers!

Who is your favourite superhero or super villain of all time? And why?

My favourite super hero of all time would have to be Spiderman because it was my favorite comic as a little kid. And his suit is the coolest. My favourite super villain would either be Bane because of his voice and brute strength, or the Riddler because I love Jim Carrey.

You will be guest starring on JESSIE as Emma's love interest. Tell us a bit about your character, Brett Summers.

Brett is kind of your classic big shot at school that everyone likes. Think Ren MacCormack or Troy Bolton. He's really into football, which Emma tries to learn about to impress him.

What can fans expect from that episode?

I think fans can expect a little of everything from that one. Fun, laughs, and a little bit of romance.

What's the funniest or craziest thing that’s ever happened to you while on set?

The most recent one I can think of is my sister surprising me on set. It was the first episode of THE THUNDERMANS and I was rehearsing a scene in the living room. I hadn't seen her in a really long time, like almost two years, and I wasn't expecting to see her until the following weekend. She showed up and I was in complete shock and totally happy to see her. It was awesome.

What has been your most memorable role so far and why?

I think my most memorable role is when I played 'Benny' on KICKIN' IT. It was my first thing with a few lines and it was just amazing. The whole cast was great and I'm happy I can call them friends today.

You also play guitar and cover songs on YouTube. Would you ever consider pursuing music professionally?

Right now I am completely focused on acting but I wouldn't say no to a possible music career down the road a little. But for right now I'm just really interested in acting.

Who inspires you?

As far as acting goes, Aaron Paul is my favourite TV actor... In film, Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton, Ethan Hawke, Ryan Gosling and Denzel Washington are a few of my favourites. In Life, my family inspires me every day to push myself towards my goals and believe in myself.

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

This summer is going to be a busy one. Of course, I can't wait to start THE THUNDERMANS full-time in July. I'm actually in Canada filming a movie right now called JINXED for Nickelodeon. It's really going great and I'll be filming it until I start THE THUNDERMANS. So those two are big ones for me. In my personal life, I'm looking forward to having some spare time to chill and hang out with my friends while school is out!

Thank you, Jack Griffo!

You can follow Jack on Twitter, watch him on YouTube and like him on Facebook! Be sure to check out his next guest-starring role on Disney's JESSIE, airing Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Family Channel!