Mackenzie Foy will be The Nutcracker’s Clara

Mackenzie Foy

by James White |
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With Lasse Hallstrom in place to direct, Disney's new version of The Nutcracker is coming together. Now the movie has a leading lady, with Mackenzie Foy on board The Nutcracker And The Four Realms.

Originally written by E.T.A. Hoffman as a story called The Nutcracker And The Mouse King and famously turned into a hugely successful ballet by Tchaikovsky, the basic plot follows a young girl named Clara who receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather one Christmas Eve. Seized with the need to see her present as the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Day, she's transported into a fantastical world rent asunder by a conflict between gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

Ashleigh Powell has written the latest adaptation, and Foy will be Clara. The movie already boasts the talents of ballerina Misty Copeland, and Hallstrom is now in pre-production, though there is now official release date yet.

Foy, who kicked off her film career as Renesmee in the final two Twilight films, scored healthy critical attention as the younger Murph in Interstellar. She'll next be heard as part of the voice cast of The Little Prince, which arrives in the States on August 5 but has yet to lock in a UK release.

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