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Big Time Rush take on The Beatles

Today’s favorite boy band pay homage to the Fab Four

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The original Fab Four are about to get a little love from a much newer quartet. Big Time Rush — the boy band behind Nickelodeon’s musical-comedy series of the same name — are in production on their first TV movie, Big Time Movie, which premieres in spring 2012 and features covers of four Beatles classics: ”A Hard Day’s Night,” ”Revolution,” ”We Can Work It Out,” and ”Help!” Says creator/exec producer Scott Fellows, ”How do you not get excited about that? We wanted to make sure we were respectful to the music and celebrate it and do something that, hopefully, Ringo [Starr] and Paul [McCartney] would appreciate.” The movie finds the foursome — Kendall Schmidt, 20; Carlos Pena, 22; James Maslow, 21; and Logan Henderson, 22 — landing in London to kick off their world tour just as they get caught up in a James Bond-style mission to save the world. Naturally, the feature will also include the title track from the new Big Time Rush album, Elevate, which hits stores Nov. 21. ”We’re calling this A Hard Day’s Night meets Austin Powers,” says Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s president of original programming. ”We’re doing cool and comedy and making it into a Big Time Rush caper.” Cue the screaming tweens.