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Disney Channel gets ready for The Swap

The original movie about two teens switching lives will make its debut in October as part of Disney Channel's Halloween-themed programming event.
August 22, 2016

The Swap, the latest entrant to the ever-growing Disney Channel Original Movie lineup, will bow October 7 across linear, mobile and VOD platforms.

The movie’s launch coincides with the channel’s Halloween-themed Monstober programming event.

Starring Peyton List (Disney Channel’s BUNK’D) and Jacob Bertrand (Disney XD’s Kirby Buckets), The Swap is a comedy 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, while classmate Jack Malloy (Bertrand) is struggling to live up to his brothers’ hockey-star legacies. When a text argument about whose life is easier gets out of hand, Ellie and Jack trigger a real-life switch-up.

Based on the book of the same name by Megan Shull, The Swap is directed by Jay Karas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and penned by Charlie Shahnaian (The Redemption of Henry Myers) and Shari Simpson (Sweet Sweet Summertime). It is executive produced by Fernando Szew, Robyn Snyder and Gaylyn Fraiche of MarVista Entertainment, along with Kim Todd and Nicholas Hirst for Original Pictures. Sean McNamara is also executive producing, while Ric Nish will serve as producer.

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