‘Sneakerella’ Stars Go Guiding the Scenes of Gender-Bent Cinderella Tale (Video)

Disney+‘s Sneakerella is a new new just take on the common Cinderella story. Premiering Friday, May well 13 on the streaming service, the movie musical stars Selected Jacobs as El and Lexi Underwood as Kira King, aka “Cinderella” and “the prince.”

Sneakerella facilities on El, a passionate sneakerhead from Queens, New York who goals of currently being the upcoming great sneaker designer. El functions as a stock boy in a shoe retail outlet that once belonged to his late mother. He retains his artistic expertise concealed from his overburdened stepfather and suggest-spirited stepbrothers. But 1 working day, El meets Kira, the fiercely unbiased daughter of the fictional sneaker mogul and ex-NBA star Darius King (performed by true-daily life former NBA participant John Salley), and every thing adjustments.

“With a minor nudge from his finest pal and a sprinkle of Fairy Godfather magic, El finds the bravery to use his expertise to pursue his aspiration of getting to be a ‘legit’ sneaker designer in the industry. El is now completely ready to lace up and desire massive,” Disney+ describes.


In a Television Insider exclusive featurette (above), Jacobs, Underwood, and the Sneakerella cast and creators go behind-the-scenes of the first motion picture, showcasing the new spin on the beloved fairytale and how it presents a great deal required representation.

“We experienced to place a minor taste into it, a very little twist,” Jacobs suggests. “It’s a fantastic journey as a result of self-discovery, enjoy concerning close friends, spouse and children, and also sneaker tradition.”

“It reveals young children that you don’t have to wait for any one — whether or not you’re a boy or a woman or nevertheless you discover — to sense as nevertheless you are a princess, a prince, or a boss,” Underwood adds.

Salley — who was the initial player in NBA record to gain a title with a few various franchises — says this new-and-improved variation of Cinderella is “more related now” than other interpretations, noting that sneakers are a perfect substitute for the famed glass slipper. Of course, the film wouldn’t be full devoid of an outstanding assortment of sneakers that genuine-lifetime sneakerheads will certainly adore. Check out a sneak peek of the selection in the featurette.

Sneakerella also stars Devyn Nekoda, Bryan Terrell Clark, Kolton Stewart, Hayward Leach, Juan Chioran, Robyn Alomar, and Yvonne Senat Jones. It’s directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, with govt producers Jane Startz and Rachel Watanabe-Batton. Rosenbaum and Tamara Chesna provide as co-government producers. It is choreographed by Ebony Williams and Emlio Dosa and features costume design from Rachael Grubbs, who curated the sneaker collection.

Sneakerella, Original Movie Premiere, Friday, May possibly 13, Disney+