- Category: Interviews
- Created: Friday, 13 May 2022 15:12
- Published: Friday, 13 May 2022 15:31
- Written by Lupe R Haas
The Cinderella fairytale gets a hip hop revision in the new Disney+ film, SNEAKERELLA starring Chosen Jacobs as the gender-swapped Cinderella, John Salley as the modern-day King, Lexi Underwood as the princess and Juan Chioran as the godfather figure. The glass slipper in this modern take is the sneaker designed by El (Jacobs), and he can read into someone's personality by their shoes. So CineMovie asked the actors to describe their ideal kicks.
SNEAKERELLA is now streaming on Disney+.
Set in the vibrant street-sneaker subculture of New York City, "Sneakerella" is a high-energy, music-driven movie that puts a contemporary twist on the “Cinderella” fairy tale.
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. He hides his artistic talent from his overburdened stepfather and two mean-spirited stepbrothers who constantly thwart any opportunity that comes his way. When El meets Kira King, the fiercely independent daughter of legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King, 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. El is now ready to lace up and dream big.