The Nutcracker News

Disney Casts Keira Knightley as Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker Until last month, news surrounding Disney’s upcoming live-action retelling of the classic The Nutcracker ballet, fully titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, was rather slim beyond its initial announcement during this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim.

Morgan Freeman Joins the Cast of Disney's Live-Action 'The Nutcracker' Earlier this week, we learned that Disney had officially cast Interstellar actress Mackenzie Foy as Clara in their upcoming live-action adaptation of The Nutcracker. You can now add another name to that cast: according to The Hollywood Reporter, Morgan Freeman is in talks to join the movie as the mysterious and whimsical Drosselmeyer. Fingers crossed that this means we will get a Morgan Freeman dance number in the new movie. Continue reading…

Disney’s Nutcracker and the Mouse King Casts Morgan Freeman Disney is hoping to capitalize on the long-enduring popularity of E.T.A. Hoffman’s children’s story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Generations have been enthralled by countless versions of the ballet adaptation, scored famously by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, as well as Disney’s own animated take on that composer’s work.

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Posted December 7th, 2011 by Binh Ngo


Adam Shankman says there will be 'no ballet' in new version of 'The Nutcracker' – When the news broke last week that director Adam Shankman would be helming a new feature film version of The Nutcracker, fans of Shankman’s career could be excused for assuming the movie would evoke the classic ballet The Nutcracker that generations of children have grown up falling asleep to watching every Christmas season. 6 years 41 weeks ago via donnieyen

Adam Shankman in Talks to Direct 'The Nutcracker' – Adam Shankman is in talks to direct the big-screen adaptation of "The Nutcracker" for New Line. 6 years 42 weeks ago via donnieyen

Universal Takes Another Shot At 'Nutcracker' – Universal Pictures has picked up John Mann and Jon Gunn's script pitch for a new live-action adaptation of "The Nutcracker" reports Heat Vision. In this version the story centers on a 12-year-old girl who, with her brother and sister, receive gifts from their clockmaker-inventor godfather on Christmas Eve, one of which is a Nutcracker doll. 7 years 8 weeks ago via jackiechan
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