Sneakerella Chosen Jacobs Interview

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Just when it seemed as if the classic story of Cinderella has already been told from every possible angle, Disney+ once again surprises audiences with their latest original movie, Sneakerella.  FlickDirect’s Allison Rose spoke with the star of the movie, Chosen Jacobs, about taking on the iconic, but generally female, role.


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.

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MPAA Rating: G
Genre: Family, Comedy
Running Time: 112 minutes
Distributed By: Walt Disney Pictures
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