During a recent shareholder meeting, Disney announced it has surpassed 60 million subscribers on Disney+. However, despite its impressive catalog of Marvel, Pixar, and even 20th Century Fox films, the pressure to produce original content continues to mount. This summer has seen big releases like Hamilton and Artemis Fowl while upcoming films Magic Camp and Black Beauty continue to bolster the library. As first reported by The DisInsider, a modern twist of a classic tale titled Sneakerella is in the works with Ramona and Beezus director Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum now attached to helm.
The filmmaker joins the Disney family with an already impressive litany of projects. Among her credits are directing gigs on shows like Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries. Most recently she directed and executive produced the ice skating drama Spinning Out and episodes of the hit show Dead to Me.
Sneakerella is reportedly a retelling of the iconic Cinderella fairytale. However, the film’s setting will be the up-and-coming street sneaker culture. The film’s script hails from Tamara Chestna (The Art of More), Mindy Stern (The Baxters), and George Gore II (My Wife and Kids). Additionally, Jane Startz (Ella Enchanted) is on-board to produce as well.
Furthermore, the initial report reveals the film’s synopsis.
A modern twist on Cinderella set in New York City’s Sneaker culture… when a hip sneaker designer meets the daughter of a famous shoe empire, a little magical intervention makes sparks fly and a successful line of sneaker-wear history.
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