The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

We’ve got fantastic news about one of Ellie’s upcoming projects! Today during the D23 Expo 2017, Disney announced that The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, in which Ellie plays Louise, will be released in theaters on November 2, 2018! A preview of the movie was also shown, however it has not yet been released with the exception of a slogan: “The tale you know has a dark side.” The Hollywood Reporter wrote a piece on the movie and the presentaton at D23 Expo 2017, which you can read bellow!

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will be gifted to audiences next year.

The live-action remake will hit theaters on Nov. 2, 2018, the studio announced during its D23 Expo. The holiday film takes the previously-announced release date for the live-action Mulan remake, and will open opposite Fox’s action movie Dark Phoenix and an unnamed Paramount film.

Directed by Lasse Hallstrom from a script by Ashleigh Powell, the new version is based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann. The Christmastime-set story centers on a young girl named Clara whose favorite toy, a Nutcracker, comes alive and takes her away to a magical kingdom inhabited by dolls. The tale inspired the famous ballet that featured one of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s most iconic compositions.

Interstellar actress Mackenzie Foy stars as Clara, while Misty Copeland plays the lead ballerina. Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Matthew Macfadyen are also among the cast.

At D23, Disney previewed the holiday film with visually-dazzling clips that showed off the cinematography of director of photography Linus Sandgren (Oscar winner for La La Land) and production design by two-time Oscar nominated Guy Hendrix Dyas. The segment also previewed some of the dance moves, with a performance by Lil Buck.

Nocturnal Animals Videos

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Movies Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Videos

Movies Nocturnal Animals

DEADLINE – British actress Ellie Bamber will join the cast of Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals. Ellie joins a cast that already includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Kim Basinger and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Based on the novel Tony And Susan by Austin Wright, Ellie will play the daughter of Tony (Gyllenhaal) and Susan. This is Ford’s second feature, following A Single Man. Production begins shortly and Focus Features will release in the U.S. as part of a world rights deal made at Cannes by Universal. Bamber was most recently seen in the Carol Morley-directed British indie The Falling and next up is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. She stars in that film opposite Lily James, Douglas Booth, Sam Riley and Matt Smith. She’s repped by Curtis Brown in the UK and UTA.

Movies Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that each generation receives its own cinematic interpretation of Jane Austen’s most famous love story. So, naturally, when our headstrong Elizabeth Bennet and her gaggle of sisters next appear on screen, they’ll not only be hunting husbands, but fending off hordes of the undead. Based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s best-selling mash-up novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (out Feb. 5) recounts the unlikely romance between Lizzy (Lily James) and the haughty Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley), but the courtship takes place in a 19th-century English countryside where the “sorry stricken”—as the zombies are called in the book—have been roaming for more than 70 years, victims of a mysterious plague.

Director Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) took over after a number of previously attached filmmakers (including David O. Russell, who had Natalie Portman slated to star) had moved on, and he chose to emphasize Austen over B-movie horror, advising his cast (which includes Game of Thrones stars Charles Dance as the kindly family patriarch and Lena Headey as a famed eye-patch-sporting warrior) not to mine the material for laughs. “The idea was that it was Pride and Prejudice set in this alternate world and then for everyone to play it straight,” Steers explains. “The movie’s big wink is that there is no big wink.” That news may come as a shock to fans of the over-the-top Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the last Grahame-Smith book to get a big-screen adaptation. So brace yourselves, James says. “It’s definitely not camp.”

It also means those corseted Bennet girls finally get to see some real action. “Rather than knitting and crocheting, they’re polishing muskets,” says James (Cinderella). And Lizzy, she says, is unlike any leading lady she’s ever played: “She’s the most badass zombie slayer there is.” Mr. Bennet would be so proud.

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