The headline is correct, a new Disney+ movie titled Sneakerella produced by Jane Startz (Ella Enchanted, The Baby-Sitters Club) is in the works, and the studio is looking to begin filming late May of this year.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film, written by Tamara Chestna (After), Mindy Stern, and George Gore II (My Wife and Kids) will be a retelling of the famous Cinderella story in the setting of street sneaker culture.
No news of a director or cast yet, but a search is underway. Casting directors Natalie Hart and Jason La Padura of iconic Disney Chanel movies such as High School Musical, Twitches, and Camp Rock, are casting for this princess story as we speak.
Sneakerella will have no relation to the live-action Disney+ exclusive fairy godmother film, Godmothered, starring Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) and Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), which is currently in production in Massachusetts.
Disney+ has been releasing new and exclusive films and television series since it’s November 2019 debut, Sneakerella has no release date set at this time but a 2021 release seems likely, in the meantime you can check out the newest Disney+ original film, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, which is receiving tons of positive buzz, and don’t forget to check out Stargirl hitting the service on March 13, 2020.
What do you think of the upcoming sneaker/Cinderella film? We are hoping it gives us some A Cinderella Story vibes.