Just in time for Christmas, the folks over at Disney have unveiled the magical first trailer for their live-action adaptation of of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘The Nutcracker.’ Directed by Lasse Hallström, the lavish adaptation stars Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and Misty Copeland.


All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS is release in Irish cinemas October 26, 2018.