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Here’s Who’ll Lead Disney’s Live-Action Nutcracker

SAINT LAURENT At The Palladium - Arrivals
Mackenzie Foy. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Disney’s live-action Nutcracker movie has found its lead: As Variety reports, it’ll be Mackenzie “Murph!” Foy from Interstellar. The Lasse Hallström–directed film is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the story that inspired Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet; because it’s 2016, the film will be called Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Foy will play Clara, while Misty Copeland will play the lead ballerina in the film’s only dance sequence. Foy also previously appeared in the last two Twilight films, which gave her experience acting opposite wooden men.

Mackenzie Foy to Star in Disney’s Nutcracker