Starring: Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Eugenio Derbez, Miranda Hart, Jack Whitehall, Misty Copeland, Matthew Macfadyen
Story: Fantasy live-action adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet, directed by Lasse Hallström. The story centers on a young girl, Clara (Mackenzie Foy), who wants a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. 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.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Drosselmeyer: It’s Christmas Eve, a time of mystery, expectations. Who knows what might happen.
Mother Ginger: The time has come.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is set to open in the UK 10/26/2018 and US 11/02/2018.