The Nutcracker is a holiday classic, and it’s getting the Disney live-action makeover in a movie version, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
See the teaser trailer released today here:
The move is obviously not a ballet, and with its own story. Here’s the scoop from Disney Studios:
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and featuring a special performance by Misty Copeland, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale. In theaters on Nov. 2, 2018.
Props to those who remember that Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen starred together in Pride & Prejudice. Love that this is their reunion!
To help you feel festive this holiday season, Disney is sharing two festive Nutcracker-inspired holiday recipes. Find the recipe for Nutcracker cookies here.
You can find all the info you need to create a Nutcracker gingerbread house here.
Enjoy those treats this holiday season and know that the movie will be out for the holidays next year!
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