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THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS, a new kind of wonderland


Disney released the second official trailer for its new live-action spin on the classic tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which you can watch it below.

In the movie, Mackenzie Foy stars as Clara, a young girl who stumbles upon an enchanted parallel world. The 17-year-old rising actress is best known for her roles in Interstellar and The Twilight Saga.

In order to retrieve a lost key, first gifted by her late mother, Clara must venture into the depths of a mystical world ruled by the movie's primary villain, played by Helen Mirren. Morgan Freeman appears as Clara's godfather, Drosselmeyer, who offers guidance throughout her journey.

Other members of the cast include Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and dancer Misty Copeland as The Ballerina. Newcomer Jayden Fowora-Knight plays Phillip, a soldier whom Clara befriends along the way.

Lasse Hallstrom (A Dog's Purpose, What's Eating Gilbert Grape) directs alongside Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger).

"When I was asked to direct the remaining elements, I saw an opportunity to complete Lasse's wonderful and wildly inventive vision. I know we'll both be proud of the end result," Johnston said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Battle of the Sexes, Slumdog Millionaire) penned the script, with additional material from Tom McCarthy (Christopher Robin, Spotlight) and a story by Ashleigh Powell.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will be in theaters on November 2.

Watch the clip below.

The full official synopsis reads:

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.


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