In November 2006, Cole and Dylan shared top billing in Sony Pictures’ “A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper,” inspired by the Mark Twain tale about a prince and beggar trading places.  In this movie, however, the characters are a famous teen actor and a regular kid. The film was shot in West Palm Beach, Florida, mostly at the G-Star School of the Arts campus, where the school's students helped produce the movie.

Cole plays Eddie Tudor, an actor and star of “Teen Spy,” who is about to be fired due to his out-of-control behavior.  Dylan is Tom Canty, a wanna-be actor and devoted fan of Eddie’s who sneaks onto the “Teen Spy” film set in the hopes of meeting his favorite star.  The boys look so much alike that they decide to switch clothes and lives:  Eddie can be a “normal kid,” and Tom can fulfill his acting dreams.  But when the shooting schedule suddenly changes, Tom leaves Palm Beach for Miami, and each boy is stuck in their respective identities.  Forced to interact with each other’s friends and family, they learn about humility, appreciation, and valuing those they love.

The film also starred Kay Panabaker (“Nancy Drew”), Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H), Ed Lauter (“The Longest Yard”), and Dedee Pfeiffer (Michelle Pfeiffer’s little sister).   James Quattrochi directed, and the movie was executive produced by Bobby Moresco (“Crash”), who went on to direct Cole and Dylan in “Kings of Appletown.”

“The Prince and the Pauper” was released on DVD in February 2008.

  • Dylan Sprouse......Tom Cantyt
  • Cole Sprouse......Eddie Tudor
  • Kay Panabaker......Elizabeth
  • Vincent Spano......Miles
  • Dedee Pfeiffer......Harlin
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