Trailer: Sofia Carson stars in Netflix’s Feel the Beat
Staff Reporter | On 14, Jun 2020
Sofia Carson stars in Feel the Beat, Netflix’s new dancing drama – and a trailer gives us a first look at the film.
When talented, self-centered dancer April (Sofia Carson) is banished from Broadway, she grudgingly moves back in with her dad (Enrico Colantoni) in her small Wisconsin hometown. Trying her best to avoid everyone in her tight-knit community, including her first love Nick (Wolfgang Novogratz), April is reluctantly recruited by her former dance teacher (Donna Lynne Champlin) to coach the town’s misfit group of young dancers. Initially believing she’s found the path back to Broadway, April gains so much more.
Directed by Elissa Down and written by Michael Armbruster and Shawn Ku, Feel the Beat pirouettes on to Netflix on 19th July. Here’s the trailer:
Feel the Beat is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
Sofia Carson to star in Netflix’s Feel the Beat
29th July 2019
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.