Earlier this year, we learned about The Nutcracker and the Four Realms at the Walt Disney Studios panel at D23 Expo. We also got a first look at images of Keira Knightly as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mackenzie Foy as Clara this month. If that wasn’t enough to put us in the holiday spirit, the teaser trailer that just debuted is. Giving us a look inside The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, including fantastic characters and a beautiful dance, we literally have chills. Take a look:
Um, Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fair is EVERYTHING. That moment when she’s walking down the stairs with the dancers behind her? Beautiful. It’s clear this film is going to be visually amazing and we can already feel the heart behind it.
We also learned a little bit more about the plot of the film. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale by the same name. The film starts when Clara, played by Mackenzie Foy, is looking for a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box with a gift from her late mother. At her family’s annual holiday party, she is presented with a golden thread by her godfather Drosselmeyer, played by Morgan Freeman (YES!), which leads her to a strange and mysterious parallel world where she needs to find the key. Clara meets new people, including a gang of mice that oversee the three Realms: the Land of Snowflakes, the Land of Flowers, and the Land of Sweets. She also meets a solider named Phillip who goes on a journey with her to find the key through the ominous Fourth Realm, home to Mother Ginger, played by Helen Mirren (who looks amaze in the teaser trailer!!). Keira Knightley plays the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy, and we already love her. Misty Copeland, one of our favorite dancers, is also featured in a special performance!
Give us a moment, because we have to take it all in. We cannot wait to see this movie on November 2, 2018! Until then, take a look at these beautiful new images from the film:
We’re counting the days until November 2, 2018!