“This is all like a dream come true. The Land of the Dolls is so beautiful and everyone is so kind. I’ve known some of you all my life. And to think we could all be together forever.” – Clara (The Nutcracker Prince, 1990)
Variety has confirmed that Disney has found the perfect lead girl for their upcoming live-action adaption of “The Nutcracker” and it is none other than promising young star Mackenzie Foy!
Helmed by “The Hundred-Foot Journey” director Lasse Hallström, the studio’s latest film will be titled “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and it is based on the classic ballet by Pyotor Ilyich Tchaikovsky and German poet E.T.A. Hoffmann’s timeless tale, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”. It was also reported that Ashleigh Powell will be penning a fresh script for the upcoming fantasy.
Hoffmann’s romantically haunting story follows a young girl and her favourite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker prince. After defeating the evil Mouse King in a battle, he whisks her away to a magical doll kingdom. Their love is put to the test when The Mouse Queen seeks vengeance against the prince.
For a better idea about the Christmas tale, you can watch the short cartoon below:
Best known for her role as Renesmee Cullen, the daughter of Edward Cullen and Bella in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”, she will be starring along with American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland, who is lead ballerina role for the dance sequences, in her new movie.
No plot details or a release date for “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” have been confirmed yet, but it’s safe to say that the film is going to be a mixture of classical music, beautiful ballet choreographies, and a beautiful storyline.
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Source: Coming Soon.