Keira Knightley will star as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the upcoming live-action “The Nutcracker” film at Disney Pictures.
Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 story which inspired the Tchaikovsky ballet, the story follows a young girl (Mackenzie Foy) whose Christmas toy, a Nutcracker doll, comes to life and battles the evil Mouse King with seven heads.
Misty Copeland and Morgan Freeman also star in the project which Lasse Hallstrom will direct from a script by Ashleigh Powell. Mark Gordon is producing.