Disney’s live-action fantasy ballet film, Nutcracker and the Four Realms, officially has a release date: November 18th, 2018.
The release date was announced today during Disney’s D23 Expo. Concept art for the film, along with a quick first look were shown. From ComingSoon.Net, it had “[a] very detailed set and costume design.” Dancer Charles Riley, who is portraying the Mouse King, also gave a live dance performance.
The first trailer for the film was also shown, though it has not been released as of writing.
The film is an adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman, about a young girl who finds a Nutcracker doll and is tasked by her parents to take special care of it. Taken on a magical journey, she explores the Land of Flowers, Snowflakes, Sweets, and a fourth realm, belonging to Mother Ginger (played by Helen Mirren).
Nutcracker is directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat, Cider House Rules) and stars Misty Copeland, Mackenzie Foy (Clara), Morgan Freeman (Drosselmeyer), Keira Knightley (Sugar Plum Fairy), Helen Mirren (Mother Ginger), Ellie Bamber and Miranda Hart.