Sofia Carson is starring in a new Netflix project called “Feel the Beat.” Elissa Down (The Honor List) is directing the original movie, with Susan Cartsonis (Deidra and Laney Rob a Train, The DUFF, Aquamarine, What Women Want) serving as producer, and Clément Bauer serving as associate producer.
The official logline for the movie reads, “After failing to find success on Broadway, April (Sofia Carson) returns to her small hometown and is reluctantly recruited to train a misfit group of young dancers for a big competition.”
Netflix announced that Michael Armbruster (Beautiful Boy, End of Sentence) and Shawn Ku (Beautiful Boy, A Score to Settle) are writing the script, with Sofia Carson (Descendants trilogy, PLL: The Perfectionists), Wolfgang Novogratz (Sierra Burgess is a Loser, The Half of It), Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Lidya Jewett (Good Girls, Hidden Figures), Eva Hauge, Johanna Colón (Troupe Zero), Sadie Lapidus, Shiloh Nelson (Tomorrowland), Shaylee Mansfield (Noelle), Justin Allan, Kai Zen, Carina Battrick, Brandon Kyle Goodman (Plus One, Modern Love), Ken Pak, Dennis Andres, and Amy Stewart set to star.
Emmy Award-Winner, Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance, Rock of Ages, and Step Up) is the choreographer, and Brent Emery (Carrie Pilby, The Road Within), Suzanne Farwell (The Intern, The Holiday), and Aaron Barnett (In the Shadow of the Moon) serve as executive producer.
The movie joins Netflix’s growing slate of live-action family films for the YA demographic. The other projects include “Tall Girl,” directed by Nzingha Stewart (Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things); “The Main Event,” directed by Jay Karas (Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife, Break Point); “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting,” directed by Rachel Talalay (Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Riverdale); produced by Montecito and Walden; and Hello, Universe, based on Erin Entrada Kelly’s Newbery Award-winning, New York Times bestselling novel, produced by Significant Productions. Principal photography began July 25th in Toronto, Canada.
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