'Feel the Beat': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's feel-good dance movie
The new Netflix flick draws attention to April, an aspiring, 'self-centered' Broadway dancer, who is banished from Broadway after she blows her audition
We love films about success stories, those that highlight the 'started from the bottom, now I'm here' theme. Watching a character transition from someone who had no hope and make it big with hard work, determination and creativity could strike a chord with us and that's exactly what Netflix's newest offering is bound to do. A feel-good family pic, 'Feel the Beat', is an ensemble dance movie centering on a passionate small-town girl with big city dreams.
'Feel the Beat' is slated to premiere on June 19, on Netflix.
The new Netflix flick draws attention to April, an aspiring, 'self-centered' Broadway dancer, who is banished from Broadway after she blows her audition. With her career sabotaged, she takes her father's advice and returns to her small Wisconsin hometown. While it may feel good to be back home, she's not about to let everyone in her tight-knit community know of her failed audition. She's trying her best to avoid everyone, even her first love Nick. However, fate isn't exactly on her side because she draws attention from her former dance teacher at the local supermarket. She is reluctantly recruited to teach a group of misfits to dance, in time for a big competition which is only two weeks away. April thinks she's found her ticket to Broadway yet again, but along the way, she realizes she's gained so much more.
Born Sofia Daccarett Char, Sofia Carson is famously known for her role as Evie on the hit Disney Channel film series 'Descendants', where she portrays the daughter of the evil queen from Snow White. She is an actress, as well as a singer and made her singing debut with the soundtrack album for the Disney show. Carson first appeared in a 2014 episode of Disney's 'Austin and Ally' as Chelsea. She also played a notable character in the Freeform drama 'Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists' in 2019. Carson has even lent her voice for Sandgirl in Disney XD's 'Spiderman'. She portrays the protagonist, April, in 'Feel the Beat'.
The movie also features Wolfgang Novogratz, Donna Lee Champlin, Rex Lee, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Lidya Jewett, Sadie Lapidus, Johanna Colón, Shaylee Mansfield, Shiloh Nelson, Justin Allan, Carina Battrick, and Kai Zen. 'Feel the Beat' also introduces Eva Hauge, and features Marissa Jaret Winokur and Enrico Colantoni.
Elissa Down has directed the movie and the film is produced by Resonate Entertainment's Susan Cartsonis, who has 'Deidra and Laney Rob a Train' and 'The DUFF', under her production belt. Aaron Barnett is the executive producer of the film. Clement Bauer serves as the associate producer for Resonate Entertainment, along with Brent Emery and Suzanne Farwell as executive producers. The film is written by Michael Armbruster and Shawn Ku, whose previous works include Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carrell starter, 'Beautiful Boy'.
Mia Michael, former 'You Think You Can Dance' judge and Emmy-winning choreographer is choreographing the film.
The American comedy-drama is sort of a love letter to small towns and chasing your dreams. Watch April (Sofia Carson) return to her small hometown and learn the lesson of a lifetime as she is reluctantly recruited to train a misfit group of young dancers for a big competition.
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