Helen Mirren is in talks to join Keira Knightley in Disney’s new retelling of “The Nutcracker.”
Mackenzie Foy is on board to play Clara, with Misty Copeland and Morgan Freeman also attached to the movie.
The live-action film — based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” — is titled “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” In the pic, one of Clara’s Christmas toys — a Nutcracker doll — comes to life and battles the evil Mouse King with seven heads.
Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov turned Alexandre Dumas’ adaptation of the classic story into the “The Nutcracker” ballet in 1892.