Here is our first look at Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, thanks to Entertainment Weekly.
In this upcoming film, set to be released next year, 17-year old Mackenzie Foy plays Clara, who is brainy and bold in this vibrant adaptation directed by Lasse Hallström. “She’s very smart and independent,” says Foy. “She loves to think and find the fastest way to solve a problem.”
To retrieve a lost, magical key that will open a priceless gift from her mother, Clara must travel across the Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. It is in the Land of Sweets that she meets the fascinating Sugar Plum Fairy, played by Keira Knightley.
But there is an unease and trepidation in the Fourth Realm, ruled by Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren). “She’s a fierce character,” Mirren says, “with a modern edge.”
But don’t worry classic Nutcracker fans, you’ll recognize the nod to Tchaikovsky’s score and will enjoy a ballet sequence featuring Misty Copeland.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms opens in theaters November 2, 2018.