Disney is celebrating Disney+ Day today and has released the first trailer for the upcoming Disney+ Original film, “Sneakerella”, which is coming to Disney+ on February 18th 2022.
The film stars Chosen Jacobs (“It”) and Lexi Underwood (“Little Fires Everywhere”), alongside four-time NBA Champion John Salley.
Set in the avant-garde street-sneaker subculture of New York City, “Sneakerella” introduces El (Jacobs), 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 stepbrothers who constantly stomp on any opportunity that comes his way. When El meets Kira King (Underwood), the fiercely independent daughter of legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King (Salley), sparks fly as the two bond over their mutual affinity for sneakers. 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’ sneaker designer in the industry.
Check out the trailer below:
Also starring in the film are Devyn Nekoda (“Backstage”) as El’s best friend Sami; Juan Chioran (“Cheetah Girls”) as El’s friendly 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.
A new poster has been released for the film:
Jane Startz (“Ella Enchanted”) and Rachel Watanabe-Batton (“I Pity the Fool”) are executive producers on the film along with co-executive producer Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (“Ramona and Beezus”) who has also directed the film.
“Sneakerella” has been written by Tamara Chestna (“After”) and George Gore II (“My Wife and Kids”) & Mindy Stern (“The Baxters”). The film features choreography duo Emilio Dosal and Ebony Williams (“In the Heights”).
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