Sofia Carson will Feel the Beat in Netflix’s new dance movie.
Carson, who is known for the Descendants trilogy and PLL: The Perfectionists, will play April in the film, which follows a young dancer trying and failing to find success on Broadway. Returning to her small hometown, she is reluctantly recruited to train a misfit group of dancers for a big competition.
Directed by Elissa Down (The Honor List), the film is written by Michael Armbruster (Beautiful Boy, End of Sentence) and Shawn Ku (Beautiful Boy, A Score to Settle), with Emmy Award-Winner choreographer Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance, Rock of Ages, and Step Up) putting together the moves.
The ensemble cast also includes 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.
Feel The Beat joins Netflix’s growing slate of live action family films featuring kids and teens, which includes the 2019 comedy Tall Girl, directed by Nzingha Stewart (Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things); A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, directed by Rachel Talalay (Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Riverdale); and Hello, Universe, based on Erin Entrada Kelly’s Newbery Award-winning, New York Times bestselling novel.
Principal photography on Feel the Beat is now underway in Toronto.