Cinderella’s fairy story is getting a modern-day replace, because of Disney+’s “Sneakerella.” Starring Lexi Underwood as Kira King and Chosen Jacobs as El, the brand new sequence is centered across the sneaker tradition of New York Metropolis. The official trailer dropped on April 8, and it revolves round El, who works as a inventory boy at a Queens shoe retailer that when belonged to his late mother. El has massive desires of designing sneakers sooner or later, regardless of being discouraged by his stepfather and and stepbrothers. Kira, however, is the daughter of professional athlete Darius King (John Salley), and she or he and El find yourself bonding over their shared love for sneakers.
“I really feel like for any actor, it is a dream function. It is a function that you just solely may dream about as a child,” Jacobs instructed Leisure Tonight. “To not solely be doing a Cinderella movie, which is such a traditional, and be a part of the Disney household, but in addition to have the ability to put a extremely cool spin on it. And as a child who grew up loving R&B and hip-hop, to have the ability to introduce that right into a traditional movie like Cinderella, it is all the pieces I may ask for. I used to be in a position to make use of each instrument within the toolshed. Between appearing and dancing and music, it was all the pieces that I may have imagined and extra.”
Of working with Underwood, Jacobs praised the “First Woman” actor for being “an amazing scene accomplice.” He added, “This movie has one thing for everybody as a result of it is all about love. Whether or not or not it’s younger love between El and Kira, or much more importantly discovering love for your self.”
Rounding out the solid are Devyn Nekoda as El’s finest good friend, Sami; Bryan Terrell Clark as El’s stepfather, Trey; Kolton Stewart as Zelly, one in every of El’s stepbrothers; and Hayward Leach as El’s different stepbrother, Stacy. “Sneakerella” premieres on Disney+ on Could 13.