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‘Sneakerella’ on Disney Plus: Plot, Photos + Meet Chosen Jacobs & Lexi Underwood

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Disney Plus has a new movie premiering on May 13. Starring Chosen Jacobs and Lexi Underwood, Sneakerella puts a contemporary twist on the classic Cinderella fairytale with high energy and fun music. We have details on the plot and cast, plus see some photos, Instagrams, and more below.

What is Sneakerella About?

According to Disney, “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.”

Watch the movie’s official trailer below.

Who are Chosen Jacobs & Lexi Underwood?

Chosen Jacobs as El

Chosen Jacobs is an American actor who originally pursued music. But, when he was a teenager, he and his family moved to LA so Chosen could further pursue his acting. He’s known for his role as Mike Hanlon in It and It: Chapter Two. Chosen also had a recurring role on Hawaii Five-0 as Will Grover. In addition to his acting and singing, he loves to give back to his community. Outside of work, he is a fan of anime, Marvel, and enjoys studying languages.

Chosen revealed the film’s official poster on Instagram, writing: “If the sneaker fits👟✨ #Sneakerella, an all-new movie, streaming May 13 only on #disneyplus.”

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Lexi Underwood as Kira

Lexi Underwood is an American actress whose breakout role was Pearl in the Hulu adaption of Little Fires Everywhere. Prior to that, she guested on a few episodes of shows like Family Reunion and Walk the Prank. Currently, she can be seen on Showtime’s The First Lady as Malia Obama, alongside major names like Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer. Upcoming for Lexi is a lead role in season 2 of Freeform’s Cruel Summer.

Lexi looked like a princess in this new 2022 Rodarte campaign. “It’s giving ballerina princess Honored to be a part of @rodarte’s fall 2022 collection,” she wrote.

Rounding out the cast is four-time NBA champion John Salley, Devyn Nekoda, Juan Chioran, Bryan Terrell Clark, Kolton Stewart, Robyn Alomar, Yvonne Senat-Jones and Hayward Leach.

Photos from Sneakerella on Disney Plus

Cast announcements and filming commenced in fall 2020. We have some photos below, including a few behind the scenes Instagrams featuring Lexi and Chosen. See all of the photos below.

(Disney/Brendan Adam-Zwelling)
(Disney/Brendan Adam-Zwelling)
(Disney/Roger Erickson)
(Disney/Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

Sneak Peek of Music + Sneakerella Premiere Date

On April 29, Disney Plus gave fans a sneak peek of one of the new songs from the film Sneakerella. It’s called “Kicks” and is performed by lead actor Chosen Jacobs. According to the streaming service, it’s the opening musical number that helps introduce Chosen’s character El. Check out the video now.

The all-new original movie Sneakerella premieres on May 13, streaming on Disney Plus.


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