Exciting news! Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have our first look at Mackenzie as Clara in Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The issue features two gorgeous stills along with a little more information about the film! The issue is available on newsstands now, so be sure to go and pick up your copy.
Before Alice stumbled into Wonderland and Dorothy blew into Oz, there was Marie, the young heroine of “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” who was whisked to a magical world of toy soldiers and militant mice in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 German fairy tale. Tchaikovsky’s celebrated 1892 ballet renamed her Masha, or Clara, but now, in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, a new fantasy drama in the vein of The Chronicles of Narnia that pulls from both the ballet and fairy tale, she has a name that just might stick. And EW has your exclusive first look at the film right here.
Clara, in this vibrant adaptation helmed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat), is brainy and bold. “She’s very smart and independent,” says 17-year-old Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar), who plays her. “She loves to think and find the fastest way to solve a problem.” Clara has lost the magical key that will unlock a priceless gift from her godfather (Morgan Freeman). To get it back, she must travel across the Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets, where she meets Keira Knightley’s Sugar Plum Fairy. “Clara is just fascinated with her,” Foy says.
But not everything is candy-coated fantasy: There’s also the foreboding Fourth Realm, ruled by Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren). “She’s a fierce character,” Mirren says, “with a modern edge.” But fans craving the classic need not fear. The film nods to Tchaikovsky’s score and has a ballet sequence featuring Misty Copeland. “Pretending to be in these imaginative worlds, it’s why I wanted to become an actress,” Mirren says. “It’s my dream come true, really.”
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms arrives Nov. 2, 2018.
Twilight is the gift that keeps on giving! Today, I’ve added two new photos of Mackenzie as Renesmee Cullen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2! The first one features Renesmee with Bella and Jacob on Christmas. The second one is more of a behind the scenes shot of Edward, Bella, and Renesmee on the battle ground. Check them out in the gallery!
Part one of Mackenzie’s new short film Misericordia has been released! Mackenzie plays a girl named Nina and that’s pretty much all we know right now. I’ve added screen caps the the gallery. You can check out the film on the Ter Et Bantine website by clicking the thumbnail below!
Exciting news! Mackenzie starred in a short film titled Misericordia. The film is part of a presentation for Milan Fashion Week and will be shown at an event on September 23rd! I’ve added a few photos and screencaps from a sneak peek to our gallery. Check everything out now! And check back soon for the announcement for our 2017 birthday project!
Disney’s adaptation of the beloved holiday ballet has its release date on pointe.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which stars Mackenzie Foy as Clara, Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Helen Mirren as the power-hungry Mother Ginger, will grand jeté into theaters on Nov. 2, 2018.
The first trailer for the film was shown at D23 during the studio’s live-action panel on Saturday. In the footage, viewers got a glimpse at Morgan Freeman’s Drosselmeyer as well as cast members Misty Copeland and Sergei Polunin. Disney production chief Sean Bailey also revealed that Charles “Lil Buck” Riley will play the Mouse King, a CG creation comprised of hundreds of mouse creatures.
Bailey also elaborated on the four realms that Clara visits during her magical Christmas Eve adventure: The Land of Flowers, attended by Eugenio Derbez’s Hawthorn; The Land of Snowflakes, lorded over by Richard E. Grant’s Shiver; the Land of Sweets, dominated by Knightley’s Sugar Plum Fairy; and the fourth realm, belonging to the villainous Mother Ginger, played by Mirren.
A couple days ago Lasse Hallstrom shared a photo of Mackenzie from her new film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms!
@HallstromLasse: We just finished shooting THE NUTCRACKER in London. This is Mackenzie Foy who plays Clara. She will amaze you!