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

8 hours ago | 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 Keira Knightley. 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! »

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Helen Mirren Joins Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman in Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker’

10 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Helen Mirren has joined the cast of Disney’s “The Nutcracker,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Misty Copeland and Morgan Freeman are already attached. Lasse Hallström will direct the film, based on a script by Ashleigh Powell. Also Read: Keira Knightley to Star in Live-Action 'Nutcracker' Movie The movie is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” The upcoming film’s entire title will be “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” As the title suggests, it revolves around Clara’s (Foy) Nutcracker doll, which comes »

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Helen Mirren Joins Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker’

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

Helen Mirren is in talks to join Keira Knightley in Disney’s new retelling of “The Nutcracker.”

Mackenzie Foy is on board to play Clara, with Misty Copeland and Morgan Freeman also attached to the movie.

The live-action film — based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” — is titled “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” In the pic, one of Clara’s Christmas toys — a Nutcracker doll — comes to life and battles the evil Mouse King with seven heads.

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

Lasse Hallström will direct the upcoming film from Ashleigh Powell’s script. Mark Gordon is producing, while Lindy Goldstein is executive producing. Sam Dickerman and Allison Erlikhman are overseeing the project for Disney. Sara Smith is working on behalf of the Mark Gordon Company. »

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Helen Mirren in Talks to Join Disney's 'Nutcracker' (Exclusive)

13 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Helen Mirren is in negotiations to join the growing cast of Disney’s adaptation of The Nutcracker. Rising child star Mackenzie Foy is headlining the project, which already boasts Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman and ballerina Misty Copeland. Lasse Hallstrom is directing the adaptation of the classic ballet by Peter Tchaikovsky and the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Disney is titling its feature The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, with the story focusing on a young girl named Clara (Foy) who receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather on Christmas Eve. When she goes to check on it later, the clock

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Keira Knightley to play the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney’s The Nutcracker

18 August 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month it was announced that Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar) has nabbed the lead role of Clara in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of The Nutcracker, and now Variety is reporting that Keira Knightley has signed on to portray the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The film, titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, is based upon E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1816 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.

Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) is set to direct the film, whcih also has Morgan Freeman and ballerina Misty Copeland attached to star.

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Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Reteam For ‘Holmes & Watson,’ Keira Knightley Lines Up Two New Roles, and More

18 August 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

For those who have long been clamoring to see a sequel to one of the century’s finest comedies, Step Brothers, that day has yet to arrive. However, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will once again reteam, this time for a the Sherlock-inspired Holmes & Watson. Directed by Etan Cohen, Ferrell will take the role of Holmes and Reilly will take on the Watson role. It’s not said yet which time period the film will take place in, but production on the Sony Pictures production begins later this year, so expect more news soon.

Next up, Deadline reports Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård are set to star in an adaptation of the best selling novel The Aftermath, which Fox Searchlight have acquired the rights to after an intense bidding war. The story is set in post-war Germany and concerns a Rachael (probably Knightley) who reunites with her husband (probably »

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Disney's Live-Action Little Mermaid Teams Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken

16 August 2016 1:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this year, Disney brought on Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in Mary Poppins Returns, alongside Emily Blunt. It seems the studio is doubling down with this actor-musician, bringing him aboard their remake of The Little Mermaid, where he will compose songs alongside Alan Menken. It isn't known if he will also act in this remake, but he is said to be involved in supervising the story and overseeing the writing of the script.

Deadline reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda will also produce this live-action remake with Marc Platt, who is currently prepping his long-awaited big screen adaptation of the Broadway sensation Wicked. This news comes just a few months after a report surfaced that the studio wasn't sure if they wanted to move forward with this new live-action project.

There is currently another live-action adaptation set at Universal Pictures, with Chloe Moretz to star as Ariel. Up and coming »

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Newswire: Keira Knightley is Disney’s new Sugar Plum Fairy

16 August 2016 12:29 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Ethereal enough as a mere mortal, Keira Knightley will play an actual sprite. According to Variety, Knightly will take on the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney’s upcoming The Nutcracker And The Four Realms. The adaptation of the classic tale, a staple of ballet schools everywhere, is set to be directed by Lasse Hallström, but don’t necessarily expect Knightley to be stepping into any pointe shoes or going all Natalie Portman in Black Swan to prepare. The movie will be light on the pirouetting, with the principal duties going to famed American Ballet Theatre star Misty Copeland. However, we’re going to assume that at some point during the movie we’ll hear Tchaikovsky’s iconic “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy” as Knightley appears on screen. (Now enjoy having that stuck in your head for the rest of the day.)

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Keira Knightley Joins Disney’s Live Action ‘The Nutcracker’ As The Sugar Plum Fairy

16 August 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Given how many live-action sequels and reboots Disney has going at any one time, it can be easy to lose track of it all, but it looks like the live action take on “The Nutcracker” is building steam. It was only this spring that the project was announced, with Lasse Hallstrom tapped to direct, and now […]

The post Keira Knightley Joins Disney’s Live Action ‘The Nutcracker’ As The Sugar Plum Fairy appeared first on The Playlist. »

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Keira Knightley to Star as Sugar Plum Fairy in ‘The Nutcracker’ Live-Action Film (Exclusive)

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

Keira Knightley will star as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney’s retelling of “The Nutcracker.”

Mackenzie Foy is on board to play Clara, with Misty Copeland and Morgan Freeman also attached to the movie.

The live-action film — based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” — is titled “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” In the pic, one of Clara’s Christmas toys — a Nutcracker doll — comes to life and battles the evil Mouse King with seven heads.

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

Lasse Hallström will direct the upcoming film from Ashleigh Powell’s script. Mark Gordon is producing, while Lindy Goldstein is executive producing. Sam Dickerman and Allison Erlikhman are overseeing the project for Disney. Sara Smith is working on behalf of the Mark Gordon Company. »

- Justin Kroll

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Keira Knightley in Talks to Join 'The Nutcracker' as Sugar Plum Fairy

16 August 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Keira Knightley is in talks to play the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney’s adaptation of The Nutcracker, based on the classic ballet by Peter Tchaikovsky and the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Lasse Hallstrom is to direct the project, titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which already has Mackenzie Foy, ballerina Misty Copeland and Morgan Freeman on board. The classic story told of a young girl named Clara (Foy) who receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather on Christmas Eve. When she goes to check on it later that night, the clock strikes midnight, and she finds herself

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Newswire: Morgan Freeman is in talks to play god(father) in Disney’s The Nutcracker

1 August 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Morgan Freeman’s played God onscreen as well as narrated His “biography,” and now it looks like he’ll act as His own emissary. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Freeman is in talks to play Drosselmeyer in Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms. In the original ballet, Drosselmeyer is a magician and councilman who also has a third vocation as Clara’s godfather, and he will remain a mysterious character in the upcoming live-action film that also stars dancing sensation Misty Copeland. Interstellar’s Mackenzie Foy has been cast as Drosselmeyer/Freeman’s spiritual ward, and really, who better to take you through the tenets of Christianity than the guy responsible for them, right? We mean, director Lasse Hallström’s going to have to do something to make up for the lack of dancing in the film, so he might as well play up Drosselmeyer’s magical abilities »

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Freeman In Talks For Disney's "Nutcracker"

29 July 2016 9:31 PM, PDT | 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.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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

29 July 2016 4:52 PM, PDT | 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 »

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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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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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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 »

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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. »

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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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