Chosen Jacobs (It) and Lexi Underwood (Little Fires Everywhere) are set to star alongside four-time NBA champ John Salley within the upcoming Disney+ authentic film Sneakerella. Production is underway for premiere subsequent 12 months.
Described as a pop/hip-hop musical that leaves a sneaker tradition imprint on the Cinderella fairy story, Sneakerella is ready within the avant-garde street-sneaker subculture of New York City. It introduces El (Jacobs), an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens who works as a inventory boy within the shoe retailer that after belonged to his late mom. El hides his inventive expertise from his overburdened stepfather and two mean-spirited stepbrothers who consistently stomp on any alternative that comes his means. When El meets Kira King (Underwood), the fiercely unbiased daughter of legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King (Salley), sparks fly as the 2 bond over their mutual affinity for sneakers. With somewhat nudge from his greatest buddy and a sprinkle of Fairy Godfather magic, El finds the braveness to make use of his expertise to pursue his dream of turning into a ‘legit’ sneaker designer within the business.
Written by Tamara Chestna (After), George Gore II (My Wife and Kids) and Mindy Stern (The Baxters), Sneakerella is government produced by Jane Startz (Ella Enchanted) and Rachel Watanabe-Batton (I Pity the Fool). Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (Ramona and Beezus) serves as co-executive producer and can direct the movie.
Cast additionally contains Devyn Nekoda (Backstage) as El’s greatest buddy Sami; Juan Chioran (Cheetah Girls) as El’s pleasant neighbor Gustavo; Robyn Alomar (Utopia Falls) as Kira’s sister Liv; Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton on Broadway) as El’s stepfather Trey; Kolton Stewart (Locke & Key) and Hayward Leach (Dare and Truth) as El’s stepbrothers Zelly and Stacy, respectively.
“Sneakerella brings a vibrant, fashionable method to a beloved story by suggesting that magic is the results of onerous work and dedication and exists inside every of us,” stated Lauren Kisilevsky, vp, Original Movies, Disney Channel. “Liz Allen’s distinctive imaginative and prescient, Lexi and Chosen’s wonderful chemistry, the unimaginable music and the gravity-defying choreography, will carry this film to life and encourage audiences of all ages.”