My gods, who knew we’d actually be looking forward to yet another adaptation of The Nutcracker?
After many years of my daughters’ ballet classes and yearly productions filled with tiny mice, middle school sailors and excessively expensive costume cleanings, I wouldn’t have guessed I’d even care about a Nutcracker movie — I’ve backstage memories to last a lifetime. But, one look at this beautiful teaser for the Mouse’s star-studded, otherworldly take has me completely enraptured … I suddenly cannot wait to plunge into the theater seat, salty popcorn punctuating a dreamlike state. Helen Mirren, Mackenzie Foy, Misty Copeland, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez, Miranda Hart, Jack Whitehall and Morgan Freeman will suck you right into the magical world director Lasse Hallström (My Life as a Dog, Chocolat, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) has orchestrated, with a little help from Tchaikovsky and Disney. Breathe in this gorgeous tease:
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms stars Mackenzie Foy as Clara, Keira Knightley as Sugar Plum Fairy, Misty Copeland as The Ballerina, Helen Mirren as Mother Ginger, Morgan Freeman as Drosselmeyer, Eugenio Derbez as Flower Realm King, Miranda Hart as Drew Drop Fairy, Jack Whitehall as Harlequin, and Ellie Bamber as Louise. It glides into theaters next November (2018).