Misty Copeland Cast in Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’

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Misty Copeland has been cast in Disney’s Nutcracker!

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Ballet dancer Misty Copeland attends the 2015 Tiffany Blue Book dinner on April 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

Misty Copeland is joining Disney’s “Nutcracker” movie project and will play the lead ballerina role in the sole dance sequence in the film.

She made the announcement via her Instagram account.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallstrom,” she wrote.

The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” The project is based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann in which a young girl is charged by her parents with taking care of a Nutcracker doll which comes to life, along with an evil Mouse King with seven heads.

Source: Variety