TRAILER: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Offers Glimpse at Epic Retelling

TRAILER: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Offers Glimpse at Epic Retelling October 4, 2018

A new trailer has released for Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, offering viewers an extended peek at the “dark side” of the classic story in this retelling. Mackenzie Foy is featured, along with Kiera Knightley and Morgan Freeman in a glimpse that features the iconic music. The movie, arriving in theaters on Nov. 2, traces the journey of Clara, who finds herself in the mystical world of the Four Realms, home to a host of eccentric characters and no shortage of surprises. The film also features ballerina Misty Copeland, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Miranda Hart, Sergei Polunin, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Omid  Djalili, Jack Whitehall, Meera Syal, Ellie Bamber, with Helen  Mirren. The film is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston.

Kiera Knightley and Mackenzie Foy star in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

The official synopsis for the film follows:

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. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.

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