Disney’s adaptation of the beloved holiday ballet has its release date on pointe.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which stars Mackenzie Foy as Clara, Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Helen Mirren as the power-hungry Mother Ginger, will grand jeté into theaters on Nov. 2, 2018.
The first trailer for the film was shown at D23 during the studio’s live-action panel on Saturday. In the footage, viewers got a glimpse at Morgan Freeman’s Drosselmeyer as well as cast members Misty Copeland and Sergei Polunin. Disney production chief Sean Bailey also revealed that Charles “Lil Buck” Riley will play the Mouse King, a CG creation comprised of hundreds of mouse creatures.
Bailey also elaborated on the four realms that Clara visits during her magical Christmas Eve adventure: The Land of Flowers, attended by Eugenio Derbez’s Hawthorn; The Land of Snowflakes, lorded over by Richard E. Grant’s Shiver; the Land of Sweets, dominated by Knightley’s Sugar Plum Fairy; and the fourth realm, belonging to the villainous Mother Ginger, played by Mirren.
This post will be updated with the trailer when it becomes available.