First Teaser for Disney's "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" Debuts

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And in case you're wondering, Knightley plays the sugar-plum fairy.

It'll be awhile until we officially find out, though, as The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is due to hit cinemas in Ireland in late Fall 2018.

Disney has unveiled the first trailer for its surreal, Narnia-esque live-action adaptation of the 200-year-old story, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms-and it's leaning into the fantastical like no adaptation before.

Chocolat director Lasse Hallstr├Âm is bringing The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to life from Ashleigh Powell's screenplay. Clues take Clara to a parallel world where she discovers all kinds of wonderful and risky secrets, and ends up coming into contact with the whimsical Sugar Plum Fairy, played by Keira Knightley.

The film also stars Morgan Freeman, ABT ballerina (and hardly seen in the trailer) Misty Copeland, Miranda Hart, Eugenio Derbez, Jack Whitehall, and Ellie Bamber.

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (how much you wanna bet we get a sequel for each realm?) is scheduled for a November 2, 2018 release. Together, Clara and Philip must also face the dangers of the Fourth Realm, where Helen Mirren's Mother Ginger rules. Her godfather, Drosselmeyer gives her a golden thread which Clara follows into the fantasy world.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is set for release on October 26th in the United Kingdom and on November 2nd in the U.S. and stars Mackenzie Foy as Clara, Keira Knightley as The Sugar Plum Fairy, Helen Mirren as Mother Ginger, Morgan Freeman as Drosselmeyer, Eugenio Derbez as the Flower Realm King and Charles "Lil Buck" Riley as the The Mouse King.

What do you think about the first trailer for Disney's take on The Nutcracker?

My gods, who knew we'd actually be looking forward to yet another adaptation of The Nutcracker?

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