NBA Champ John Salley, Lexi Underwood, Chosen Jacobs Star in Disney Plus Musical ‘Sneakerella’

Chosen Jacobs (“It”) and Lexi Underwood (“Little Fires Everywhere”) are starring alongside four-time NBA champion John Salley in the Disney Plus original film “Sneakerella,” which is now in production.The pop/hip-hop musical aims to leave a sneaker culture imprint on the “Cinderella” fairy tale.

Set in the avant-garde street-sneaker subculture of New York City, the film introduces an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens who works as a stock boy in a shoe store.

Forced to hide his artistic talent from his overburdened stepfather and two mean-spirited stepbrothers, his luck changes when he meets the fiercely independent daughter of a legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon.

Salley plays the tycoon.Jane Startz (“Ella Enchanted”) and Rachel Watanabe-Batton (“I Pity the Fool”) serve as executive producers, with co-executive producer Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (“Ramona and Beezus”), who will also direct the film.“‘Sneakerella’ brings a vibrant, modern approach to a beloved story

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