Disney's reimagining of the classic fairytale story 'The Nutcracker And The Mouse King' stars Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Helen Mirren as a Mouse Queen and has all the markings of becoming a festive favourite.
Directed by Lasse Hallstrom and starring 'Twilight' and 'Interstellar' star Mackenzie Foy, ' 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms' will blend both Tchaikovsky's ballet and music with E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 tale and tell a new story about a girl searching for a key to a long lost gift.
Here's the official synopsis:
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – 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.
'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms' is set for release in Irish cinemas on the October 26th 2018.