Here’s one that is starting to grow on me – Disney‘s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, a new live action movie due in cinemas later this year. The film is based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ (and inspired by the Nutcracker Suite segment of Fantasia), about a young girl who finds a Nutcracker doll among the family’s gifts and is charged by her parents to take special care of it. Watch the new The Nutcracker and the Four Realms trailer in the player below.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms trailer arrives!
The movie feature a stellar cast, including Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman. It will arrive in cinema screens across the UK and Ireland on November 2nd.
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Here’s the full synopsis.
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. 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, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.
Watch The Nutcracker and the Four Realms trailer in the player below.