Nickelodeon announces three new movies
'Zoey 101's' Victoria Justice, Brooke Shields to star in 'Boy'Two weeks after unveiling six new series orders and 16 series renewals at its upfront presentation in New York, Nickelodeon on Wednesday made more programming announcements at its first Los Angeles upfront.
Three movies will be joining the network's lineup this season: "Fred: The Movie," "Boy Who Cried Werewolf" and "Best Player."
-- "Fred" is inspired by the Fred Figglehorn character created by YouTube sensation Lucas Cruikshank. It focuses on Fred (Cruikshank) as he finally succeeds in making it to the house of long-time crush Judy (London native Pixie Lott), only to discover she has moved. He embarks on a journey to find her and hatches a grand scheme that makes him cooler than his classmates could ever imagine.
Jennette McCurdy ("iCarly") and WWE star John Cena co-star. The movie is written by David A. Goodman, directed by Clay Weiner and produced by Brian Robbins and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett of Varsity Pictures and Gary Binkow and Evan Weiss of the Collective.
-- "Boy" stars Victoria Justice ("Zoey 101") and Brooke Shields. It follows a girl (Justice), who along with her younger brother is relocated to Wolfsberg, Romania, by her father David, who hopes to sell the castle that their Great Uncle Dragomir Vucovic left them but is dissuaded by a steely caretaker, Madam Varcolac (Shields). To top it off, Jordan is accidentally transformed into a werewolf.
Doug Sloan and Art Brown penned "Boy" and are exec producing with Lauren Levine and Marjorie Cohn. Eric Bross directs.
-- "Best Player," also starring McCurdy, follows thirtysomething Quincy (Jerry Trainor) who lives in his parents' house, delivers Chinese food by day and is an online video game master by night. He enters a gaming tournament with a plan to win the prize money and buy his parents' house when they decide to relocate to Florida. Jessica Horowitz, Lauren Levine, Marjorie Cohn, Sandy Climan and Christine Foy are exec producing.
At the presentation, which featured appearances by Josh Duhamel, Catherine O'Hara and Justice, Nickelodeon also announced that off-network comedy "My Wife and Kids" will join Nick at Nite's lineup in the fall.