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Helen Mirren in Talks to Join Disney's Starry Nutcracker Film

Mirren would costar alongside Keira Knightley and Misty Copeland.

Helen Mirren is in talks to join the cast of Disney's upcoming film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
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Tony and Oscar winner Helen Mirren is in talks to join the star-studded cast of Disney's upcoming film version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, according to Variety. There is no word on what role she would play.

Mirren (The Audience) would join a cast that includes Keira Knightley, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, Mackenzie, Foy and Morgan Freeman.

Inspired by Hoffman's classic story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the film tells the story of a young girl whose Nutcracker doll comes to life, along with an evil mouse king. With a script by Ashleigh Powell, it will be directed by Lasse Hallström.

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