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[08/19/16 - 12:01 PM]
"The Swap" Starring Peyton List and Jacob Bertrand Premieres Friday, October 7, as Part of Disney Channel's Monstober Programming Event
"The Swap" is a comedy adventure that follows two teens on a quest to reverse a mysterious event that caused them to swap lives.

[via press release from Disney Channel]

'THE SWAP' STARRING PEYTON LIST AND JACOB BERTRAND PREMIERES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, PART OF DISNEY CHANNEL'S MONSTOBER PROGRAMMING EVENT

Peyton List (Disney Channel's "BUNK'D") and Jacob Bertrand (Disney XD's "Kirby Buckets") star in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie "The Swap," premiering FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 (8:00 p.m. EDT) across Disney Channel's multiple platforms including Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app and VOD. Part of Disney Channel's Halloween-themed "Monstober" programming event, "The Swap" is a comedy adventure that follows two teens on a quest to reverse a mysterious event that caused them to swap lives.

Ellie O'Brien (List) is trying to juggle rhythmic gymnastics and troubles with her best friend. Meanwhile, classmate Jack Malloy (Bertrand) is struggling to live up to his brothers' hockey-star legacies and his dad's high expectations and tough-love approach. When a text argument about whose life is easier gets out of hand, Ellie and Jack trigger an unexplainable real-life swap. As each tries to navigate the other's life, hilarity ensues when Ellie (as Jack) learns about brotherly bonding and hockey lingo, while Jack (as Ellie) has to decipher girl code and experiences a spa day. With a rhythmic gymnastics championship and a spot on the varsity hockey team on the line, they must figure out how to get back in their own bodies before the swap becomes permanent. As they are forced to literally walk in each other's shoes, they gain empathy for one another and learn valuable lessons about their own lives.

The Disney Channel Original Movie also stars Claire Rankin as Ellie's mom Summer; Darrin Rose as Jack's dad, "Coach" Malloy; Callan Potter and Jesse Bostick as Jack's brothers, Gunner and Stryker, respectively; Kiana Madeira as Sassy Gaines; Eliana Jones as Aspen Bishop; Devyn Nekoda as Mackenzie Wick; Kolton Stewart as Owen; and James Godfrey as Porter Gibbs.

"The Swap" is directed by Jay Karas ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Kirby Buckets"). The movie is written by Charlie Shahnaian ("The Redemption of Henry Myers") and Shari Simpson ("Sweet Sweet Summertime"), based on the book of the same name by Megan Shull. It is executive produced by Fernando Szew, Robyn Snyder and Gaylyn Fraiche of MarVista Entertainment; Kim Todd and Nicholas Hirst for Original Pictures; and Sean McNamara. Ric Nish serves as producer.

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family-inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series, movies and short form. Currently available on basic cable and satellite in over 92 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney|ABC Television Group. Disney Channel-branded content spans television, online, mobile, VOD platforms and the Disney Channel App. Disney Channels Worldwide is a global portfolio of 116 kid-driven, family inclusive entertainment channels and/or channel feeds available in 163 countries/territories, in 34 languages.

MarVista Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment studio that creates, acquires and distributes some of the most widely seen films and entertainment in the world. Through its diverse slate of films, series and digital productions, MarVista Entertainment brings a growing number of projects in every genre to a fast-growing global audience across virtually every viewing platform. As a studio serving the international market, MarVista Entertainment has an expansive distribution footprint spanning more than 125 global territories. MarVista Entertainment is headquartered in Los Angeles.





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[09/28/16 - 02:03 PM]
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[09/28/16 - 02:02 PM]
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[09/28/16 - 02:00 PM]
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[09/28/16 - 01:03 PM]
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[09/28/16 - 12:36 PM]
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[09/28/16 - 12:10 PM]
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[09/28/16 - 12:01 PM]
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[09/28/16 - 10:20 AM]
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[09/28/16 - 09:56 AM]
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[09/28/16 - 09:31 AM]
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[09/28/16 - 09:24 AM]
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[09/28/16 - 09:06 AM]
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