The Nutcracker and The Four Realms trailer: Keira Knightley is the Sugar Plum Fairy in new Disney film

Morgan Freeman and Dame Helen Mirren also star

Christopher Hooton
Wednesday 08 August 2018 16:34
The Nutcracker and The Four Realms - Trailer

Disney has released a trailer for The Nutcracker and The Four Realms starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Morgan Freeman as Drosselmeyer and Dame Helen Mirren as the antagonist Mother Ginger.

It has all the majesty and grandeur you would expect from one of these Disney fantasy movies, which I imagine are budgeted using one of those novelty cash-firing guns.

The synopsis for the film is as follows:

'All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) 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 (Jayden Fowora-Knight), 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 (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.'

The film is out 2 November and was directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) and Joe Johnston (Jumanji).

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