Carlos Pena, Jr. and his fellow Big Time Rush band members will soon be delivering their best John, Paul, George and Ringo impersonations in their London-set feature film debut.
The 22-year-old part Venezuelan, Dominican and Spanish singer/actor— along with Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow and Logan Henderson— will star in Big Time Movie, which features the pop quartet heading to the U.K. in a mission to save the world. The mission involves jumping out of helicopters, a teen spy named Penny Lane, and a powerful anti-gravitational device named “The Beetle.”
The movie, which features Big Time Rush’s covers of several Fab Four songs including “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Help” and “Revolution,” is apparently a cross between Austin Powers and James Bond with the Beatles mixed in for good measure, according to Maslow.
“We were all a little nervous — I mean, they’re the greatest band in history,” says Maslow. “We weren’t trying to replicate them, but wanted to pay homage to them as much as possible.”
The band will release an official soundtrack to coincide with the movie’s premiere, which features the BTR boys’ Beatles covers on Tuesday, March 6.
Meanwhile, Big Time Movie will premiere on Saturday, March 10.