The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is an upcoming Disney film based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.


Disney is developing a live-action adaptation titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Lasse Hallström would direct and Mark Gordon would produce from a script by Ashleigh Powell.[1]

On July 15, 2017, it was confirmed at the D23 Expo that Keira Knightley was cast as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Helen Mirren would play Mother Ginger and Morgan Freeman will portray Drosselmeyer. Ballerina Misty Copeland would also play a role in the film.[2]

The Walt Disney Studios panel also revealed that the Mouse King is a cutting-edge CG creation, taking inspiration and motion capture from Charles Riley.[3]



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