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Disney Takes THE NUTCRACKER into Dark Territory in New Trailer

E. T. A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King has been told and retold for over 200 years, most famously as The Nutcracker ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Next year, Disney is putting a fresh spin on both the ballet and the original tale in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The first trailer for the film finds Mackenzie Foy‘s Clara as she literally follows a thread into another world. But as Clara soon discovers, there’s darkness beyond the vision of sugar plums, and getting home may not be as easy as she thought.

Chocolat director Lasse Hallström is bringing The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to life from Ashleigh Powell’s screenplay. The first trailer also offers up a glimpse of Morgan Freeman as Drosselmeyer, Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Helen Mirren as Mother Ginger, the despotic ruler whom Clara must find a way to overcome.

Additionally, Disney has released a photo of Richard E. Grant as the aptly named Shiver and Eugenio Derbez as Hawthorn, appearing alongside the Sugar Plum Fairy as they entreat Clara to take action. There may be a greater purpose behind Clara’s fantastic adventure that could determine the fate of the four realms. But first, Clara will have to rise to the occasion and take charge of her own destiny.

Disney will release The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on November 2, 2018.

What do you think about the first trailer for Disney’s take on The Nutcracker? Let us know in the comment section below!

Images: Walt Disney Pictures

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