When I was a kid, I hated Cinderella. I have started to love it in the past few years, but when I was a kid, I could never understand why she wouldn’t have kicked off both heels. Cause like hell no, I don’t like pain.
I don’t like feet pain at all. But all this is neither here nor there.
But I have grown to love the story and all the iterations of it. Don’t get me started on my love for any part of A Cinderella Story franchise.
Disney+ is coming out with a new Cinderella story, entitled, Sneakerella, starring Chosen Jacobs (Castle Rock) and Lexi Underwood (Little Fires Everywhere).
El is an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens who works as a stock boy in the shoe store that once belonged to his late mother.
El hides his artistic talent from his overburdened stepfather and two mean-spirited step-brothers who constantly stomp on any opportunity that comes his way. But when El meets Kira King (played by Underwood), the fiercely independent daughter of legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King (four-time NBA Champion John Salley), sparks fly as the two bond over their mutual affinity for sneakers. And with a little nudge from his best friend and a sprinkle of Fairy Godfather magic, El finds the courage to use his talent to pursue his dream of becoming a “legit” designer in the footwear industry.
I love this take. It sounds so fun and new.
“Sneakerella brings a vibrant, modern approach to a beloved story by suggesting that magic is the result of hard work and determination and exists within each of us,” Disney Channel originals VP Lauren Kisilevsky said in a statement. “Liz Allen’s unique vision, Lexi and Chosen’s amazing chemistry, the incredible music and the gravity-defying choreography, will bring this movie to life and inspire audiences of all ages.”
Also starring in the cast are Devyn Nekoda (Backstage), Juan Chioran (Reign), Robyn Alomar (Utopia Falls), Bryan Terrell Clark (Queen Sugar), Kolton Stewart (The Expanse) and Hayward Leach.
Sneakerella is eying a 2021 release.