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Helen Mirren in talks for Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

27 August 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Casting continues on Disney’s upcoming adaptation of The Nutcracker, with THR reporting that Helen Mirren is in talks to star in the live-action film, which is based upon E.T.A. Hoffman’s story and the ballet by Peter Tchaikovsky.

Titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, the film is being directed by Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules) and follows “a young girl, Clara (played by Mackenzie Foy), who receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather on Christmas Eve. When she goes to check on it later, the clock strikes midnight and she finds herself thrust into a fantastical world where she is in the middle of a war between gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.”

Also set to feature in the cast of the film alongside Foy and Mirren are Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman and ballerina Misty Copeland. It is currently without a release date, but expected in »

- Gary Collinson

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

25 August 2016 4:40 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 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! »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Helen Mirren Joins Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker’

25 August 2016 2:48 PM, PDT | 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. »

- Justin Kroll

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

25 August 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | 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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