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Freeman In Talks For Disney's "Nutcracker"

18 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Morgan Freeman is in negotiations to join the live-action take on E.T.A. Hoffmann's story "The Nutcracker" for Disney Pictures.

The Christmas-set story, which inspired the famous Tchaikovsky ballet, follows a young girl named Clara (Mackenzie Foy) whose favorite toy, a Nutcracker, comes alive. After he defeats the Mouse King, he takes Clara away to a magical kingdom inhabited by dolls.

Freeman will play the mysterious Drosselmeyer alongside Misty Copeland as the lead ballerina. Lasse Hallstrom is directing from a script by Ashleigh Powell. Mark Gordon is producing.

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- Garth Franklin

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Morgan Freeman in Talks to Join Misty Copeland in Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’

22 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Morgan Freeman is in negotiations to star in Disney’s upcoming live-action film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” opposite Misty Copeland and Mackenzie Foy.

The live action project is based on the 1816 story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann in which a girl named Clara is charged by her parents with taking care of a Christmas toy Nutcracker doll — which comes to life and defeats an evil Mouse King with seven heads.

Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov turned an Alexandre Dumas adaptation of the story into the ballet “The Nutcracker” in 1892.

Lasse Hallström came on board in March to direct from Ashleigh Powell’s script. Mark Gordon is producing. Lindy Goldstein is executive producing.

Sam Dickerman and Allison Erlikhman are overseeing the project for Disney. Sara Smith is overseeing for The Mark Gordon Company.

Variety reported Wednesday that “Interstellar »

- Dave McNary

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Mazkenzie Foy joins Disney’s live-action The Nutcracker

28 July 2016 8:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Interstellar) is set for the lead role of Clara in Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Nutcracker.

The film – titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – is being directed by Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) from a script by Ashleigh Powell (Somacell), and also has ballerine Misty Copeland attached to the cast.

The Nutcracker is a ballet scored by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and is based upon E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1916 story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, which follows a young girl whose favourite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes to life and battles an army of evil mice, led by the Mouse King.

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- Gary Collinson

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Interstellar star Mackenzie Foy joins Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker’

28 July 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Interstellar actress Mackenzie Foy has been cast in the lead role of Disney’s planned live-action version of The Nutcracker. The film will roll into production very soon, and will be based on the 1816 story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Variety says that the film will revolve around Clara (Foy), who is charged by her parents with taking care of a Christmas toy Nutcracker doll which comes to life and defeats an evil Mouse King with seven heads.

Here’s the official synopsis from the source material.

E. T. A. Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816)” is a fairy tale of a young girl’s magical dream, filled with stories with dark undertone. In 1844, Dumas adapted the tale as a children’s story, which is now well known as a ballet, choreographed by Marius Petipas with Tchaikovsky’s music.

Lasse Hallström will direct the film for the studio. »

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Meet the Growing Cast of Disney's Live-Actor Nutcracker Movie

27 July 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Misty Copeland has been owning the ballet world, and she's about to go even more mainstream. Copeland has been cast in Disney's upcoming live-action movie, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and she's not the only one! This week, Variety confirmed the addition of Mackenzie Foy. Lasse Hallström (Safe Haven, Chocolat) is directing the film adaption of Peter Tchaikovsky's ballet; the script was written by Ashleigh Powell. Copeland, who has danced in stage productions of The Nutcracker before, announced the news in a sweet Instagram of her script, commenting, "I'm thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallstrom." Keep reading to see who else has signed on! »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Casting News: Linney, Foy, Gillan, Mirchoff

27 July 2016 8:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ozark

Laura Linney is returning to television with the actress tapped to star opposite Jason Bateman in the Netflix drama series "Ozark". Bill Dubuque ("The Judge") is onboard as writer-executive producer alongside Bateman who will also direct and "Hell on Wheels" producer Chris Mundy who will serve as showrunner.

Set in the world of drug-money laundering, the pair play a financial planner couple who must suddenly relocate from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks. The series will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2017. [Source: The Live Feed]

Disney's The Nutcracker

Mackenzie Foy ("Interstellar," "The Twilgiht Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2") has scored the role of Clara in its latest retelling of "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" at Walt Disney Pictures. Foy joins Misty Copeland who was recently announced as the lead ballerina in the film's sole dance number.

Based on the 1816 story by E.T.A. Hoffmann which subsequently became the 1892 Tchaikovsky ballet, Foy's »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Interstellar’ Star Mackenzie Foy to Lead Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker’ (Exclusive)

27 July 2016 2:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walt Disney Pictures has tapped rising star Mackenzie Foy to play Clara in its latest retelling of “The Nutcracker.”

Foy, who broke out as Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” joins Misty Copeland who was recently announced as the lead ballerina in the films sole dance number.

The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” It is based on the 1816 story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann in which a Clara (Foy) is charged by her parents with taking care of a Christmas toy Nutcracker doll which comes to life and defeats an evil Mouse King with seven heads.

Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov turned an Alexandre Dumas adaptation of the story into the ballet “The Nutcracker” in 1892.

For the upcoming film, Lasse Hallström came on board in March to direct from Ashleigh Powell’s script. »

- Justin Kroll

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Movie News: Ballet Icon Misty Copeland Joins Disney's 'Nutcracker'; Simon Pegg's 'Star Trek Beyond' Clip

14 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: Misty Copeland, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, has joined The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Copeland, the subject of the documentary A Ballerina's Tale (above), has nabbed the lead ballerina role in Disney's upcoming dramatization, which is based on the original 1816 story and will feature one dance sequence. Lasse Hallstrom is set to direct. [Variety]   I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallstrom. #TheNutcracker #MoreToCome A photo posted by Misty Copeland (@mistyonpointe) on Jul 13, 2016 at 8:59am Pdt   The Founder: The theatrical release for The Founder, a biographical drama about Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton...

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News Briefs: Ballet Icon Misty Copeland Joins Disney's 'Nutcracker'

13 July 2016 10:22 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: Misty Copeland, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, has joined The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Copeland, the subject of the documentary A Ballerina's Tale (above), will be lead ballerina in the only dance sequence in Disney's upcoming dramatization, which is based on the original 1816 story. Lasse Hallström is set to direct. [Variety]   The Founder: The theatrical release for The Founder, a biographical...

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Misty Copeland Joins The Nutcracker And The Four Realms At Disney

13 July 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The upcoming live-action Disney movie The Nutcracker And The Four Realms has welcomed its first cast member – legendary ballerina Misty Copeland. Her appearance in the movie will mark her first involvement in narrative cinema, having already featured on television reality shows, as well as a documentary about her own early career, A Ballerina’s Tale.

The film will be helmed by Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom (Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, The Shipping News, Chocolat), armed with a script by Ashleigh Powell, who makes her screenwriting debut here. With Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy) producing the project, it is notable that the first casting choice is a strong one – recognizing that Misty Copeland is a world-renowned, award winning talent. It also indicates the tone that Hallstrom will be striving for – evidently mixing his own visual flair with the rich musical history of the tale.

While The Nutcracker is best known as a two-act ballet, »

- Sarah Myles

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Misty Copeland Joins Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’ Movie

13 July 2016 9:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Misty Copeland is joining Disney’s “Nutcracker” movie project and will play the lead ballerina role in the sole dance sequence in the film.

She made the announcement via her Instagram account.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallstrom,” she wrote.

 

The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” The project is based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Lasse Hallström is set to direct from Ashleigh Powell’s script. Mark Gordon is producing. Lindy Goldstein is executive producing.

Sam Dickerman and Allison Erlikhman are overseeing the project for Disney. Sara Smith is overseeing for The Mark Gordon Company.

Copeland became the first African American woman to be the principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre last year.

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Misty Copeland Joins Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’

13 July 2016 9:25 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Misty Copeland, the first African American prima ballerina for the American Ballet Theater, has joined Disney’s forthcoming “Nutcracker” adaptation. Based on the classic E.T.A Hoffman story, “The Nutcracker and The Four Realms,” is set up at the studio with Mark Gordon producing. Copeland will, naturally, play lead ballerina in the film and star in the project’s only dance sequence. The rock-star-status dancer announced her casting Instagram. Also Read: Lasse Hallstrom Directing Live-Action 'Nutcracker' Film for Disney “I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallstrom,” she wrote. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Misty Copeland Joins Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’ Movie

13 July 2016 9:22 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Ballet star Misty Copeland just unveiled that she is joining the cast of Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, the Lasse Hallstrom-directed pic based on the famed story. The live-action pic is being penned by Ashleigh Powell. Copeland will play the lead ballerina role in the film’s sole dance sequence. She tipped the news via Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BHzrvf4B3y-/?taken-by=mistyonpointe&hl=en" title="View on Instagram" rel="nofollow"… »

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Britt Robertson Starring In Netflix Original Series 'Girlboss'

7 June 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Britt Robertson will star in the Netflix Original Series Girlboss, a 13 episode comedy inspired by the NY Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The show will premiere in 2017.

In the series, Robertson portrays Sophia, a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman. As she builds her retail fashion empire, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the boss of her own life.

Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult) and Laverne McKinnon, of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. Ditter will also direct the series, that is a Netflix production.

Robertson stars in the Stx Peter Chelsom »

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Casting call for lead role in new Disney feature film

2 June 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Lucy Bevan Casting are looking for the young lead role in Disney's 'The Nutcracker', which is due to shoot in the Autumn 2016. Lasse Hallström ('Chocolat', 'The Hundred-Foot Journey', 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape’)is directing, and Mark Gordon and Lindy Goldstein are producing.

Any applicants should email a recent photo and contact details to This Casting Is Now Closed

Summary:

Set in the 1850s in Victorian England, the film is a live action retelling of the classic tale based on the story 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' by E.T.A. Hoffman

Clara (Female) - aged 13-17 years

Lead role. Clever, creative and independent, Clara goes against female societal conventions of the period. At the beginning of the story she is lacking in confidence, struggling to cope with the death of her mother and trying to find her footing in the adult world. Uninterested in beauty and fashion, »

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Walden Boards Producer Akiva Goldsman’s ‘Billion Dollar Spy’ (Exclusive)

10 May 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walden Media will develop, finance and produce a film adaptation of David E. Hoffman’s “The Billion Dollar Spy” with Akiva Goldsman producing, Variety has learned exclusively.

Ben August (“Remember”) is attached to write the script. Goldsman’s producing credits through his Weed Road company include “Lone Survivor,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and “I Am Legend.”

Walden Media President/CEO Frank Smith said: “David Hoffman’s magnificent and detailed story of cold war espionage couldn’t be more timely. With the prolific producer Akiva Goldsman and rising star, writer Ben August, on board, this is a very exciting project. ‘The Billion Dollar Spy’ is a great fit for Walden as we expand our slate, it’s a story of true patriotism, and the lengths people will go in order to be free from tyranny and oppression.”

Hoffman’s book centers on an ordinary man, Adolf G. Tokachev, who became the Pentagon »

- Dave McNary

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Cannes Preview: Security Concerns, New Distribution Models Dominate Pre-Festival Talk

10 May 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Four masked assailants brandishing semi-automatic weapons charged up the steps of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes last month. A savage gunfight erupted, shattering the peace in the seaside resort. As police officers ducked for cover, Swat teams escorted terrified civilians to safety, guiding them over the bodies of people apparently struck down by bullets.

This was just a test, but the elaborately staged display highlights how seriously French officials and Cannes Film Festival organizers are taking security in the wake of terrorist attacks in Brussels in March and in Paris last November.

It also underscores feelings of uncertainty about safety that will inevitably spill into the world’s most glamorous film festival. Woody Allen, director of the opening-night film, “Café Society,” concedes that he’s anxious. “Oh, listen, I worry about that when I go to the supermarket or I get the newspaper,” he tells Variety. “I’m the world’s biggest worry-wart. »

- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh

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Disney officially announces Jungle Book 2, Maleficent 2, Mary Poppins sequel, Cruella and more

27 April 2016 4:17 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having put a host of adaptations of its animated classics into development, Walt Disney Pictures has set five new release dates for its slate of live-action fairy tale movies:

Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action) previously dated on 12/22/17 moves up to 7/28/17

Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action) now dated on 4/6/18

Untitled Disney Live Action now dated on 8/3/18

Untitled Disney Live Action now dated on 12/25/18

Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action) now dated on 12/20/19

As yet, the studio has not revealed which projects will occupy the dates, but it has confirmed that The Jungle Book 2, Maleficent 2 and Cruella, a 101 Dalmations spin-off starring Emma Stone, are all moving forward. That’s in addition to Tim Burton’s Dumbo and the Tinker Bell movie featuring Reese Witherspoon.

Along with the animated adaptations, Disney also officially announced the Mary Poppins sequel starring Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda, Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, »

- Gary Collinson

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More Live-Action Disney Movies Are Coming, With Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil

27 April 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Disney is turning more of its classic stories and characters live.

The studio announced it is making nine new live-action films, following the tremendous success of "The Jungle Book," which followed the success of "Cinderella" and "Maleficent." The new projects join the upcoming "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (opening May 27) and Emma Watson's "Beauty and the Beast" (opening March 2017).

The slate boasts a slew of A-list stars, including Emma Stone in "Cruella," Dwayne Johnson in "Jungle Cruise," Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in a "Mary Poppins" sequel, and Reese Witherspoon in "Tinkerbell."

There's also "Maleficent 2," with Angelina Jolie reprising her role; "Dumbo," directed by Tim Burton; "A Wrinkle in Time," directed by Ava DuVernay; "The Nutcracker and Four Realms," directed by Lasse Hallstrom; and "The Jungle Book 2."

None of the newly-announced movies have release dates as of yet.

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- Kelly Woo

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Disney Confirms Jungle Book 2, Maleficent 2 and a Lot More

25 April 2016 6:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney has secured five release dates spanning between 2017 and 2019 for new live-action fairy tale movies. Although we don't know exactly which movies will open in these particular slots, two of them will be The Jungle Book 2 and Maleficent 2. There are a number of other projects in various stages of development at Disney, so we'll have to wait and see which other family adventures claim these dates. For now, all we know are the dates themselves.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the first date, July 28, 2017, actually replaces a previous untitled project set to open on December 22, 2017, one week after Star Wars: Episode VIII. The other dates are April 6, 2018, August 3, 2018, December 25, 2018 and December 20, 2019. The July 28, 2017 project will go up against Sony's Jumanji reboot, while all of the other unspecified projects don't have any direct competition in those release dates yet. But that will surely change. Disney had previously set »

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