“Nutcracker and the Four Realms” Trailer Teases Disney’s “Dark Side”

Mackenzie Foy in "The Nutcracker" Trailer. Image via Disney Movie Trailers Youtube Channel

Disney released the trailer for “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” on Tuesday, just in time for the holidays. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom, the film stars Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and Mackenzie Foy.

Foy plays Clara, a girl who finds a key to a mysterious parallel universe where she meets gingerbread soldiers, mice, and a tyrant, portrayed by Mirren. Sugar Plum Fairy, played by Knightley, helps Clara along her journey.

“It’s Christmas Eve: A time of mystery, expectations. Who knows what might happen?” Drosselmeyer, portrayed by Freeman, asks in the clip. Famed ballerina Misty Copeland is also featured as one of the lead dancers.

The movie joins a number of live-action revamps that Disney has in the works, including “Aladdin,” “Mulan,” “The Lion King,” and “Dumbo.”

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will be released on November 2, 2018.