All Clara 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 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, 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, to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
Starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez, Miranda Hart, Jack Whitehall, Misty Copeland, Ellie Bamber, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren, the film is released in the UK and the U.S. on November 2.
E.T.A. Hoffman’s classic Nutcracker tale now has the full power of Disney behind it.
The latest, dazzling trailer for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms brings us a world that’s more on par with Alice’s Wonderland and Narnia. It’s full of Sugar Plum Fairies, toy soldiers, ballerinas, a gang of mice, and one cackling baddie played by Helen Mirren.
The film, directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) and Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), stars Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar) as Clara, the young girl who ventures into the realms her mother created in search of a key that will open a precious gift. Her godfather Drosselmeyer (Morgan Freeman) presents her a golden thread at an annual holiday party that leads her to said key, only it disappears inside a parallel world.
Now Clara must traverse the Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, Land of Sweets, and the Fourth Realm that holds the tyrant Mother Ginger (Mirren), who’s looking to rule all the realms herself.
Along the way, she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley) and a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight). Misty Copeland, the first African-American ballerina to land principal dancer status from the American Ballet Theatre, also appears as The Ballerina. The cast is rounded out by Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Miranda Hart, Sergei Polunin, Omid Djalili, Jack Whitehall, Meera Syal, and Ellie Bamber.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will open in theaters Nov. 2.
Ellie Bamber attends the Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2018 in Paris, France.
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#VIDEOS: Video posted on Instagram Stories by Vogue Paris. Ellie posing for photos along with Lily-Rose Depp.
Ellie Bamber arrives at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week.