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Misty Copeland Joins Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’ Movie

Misty Copeland is joining Disney’s “Nutcracker” movie project and will play the lead ballerina role in the sole dance sequence in the film.

She made the announcement via her Instagram account.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallstrom,” she wrote.

 

The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” The project is based on the 1816 story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann in which a young girl is charged by her parents with taking care of a Christmas toy Nutcracker doll which comes to life and defeats an evil Mouse King with seven heads.

Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov turned Alexandre Dumas adaptation of the story into the ballet “The Nutcracker” in 1892.

Lasse Hallström came on board the movie project in March to direct from Ashleigh Powell’s script.

Mark Gordon is producing. Lindy Goldstein is executive producing. Gordon’s credits include “Saving Private Ryan,” “2012,” “Steve Jobs” and the upcoming “War Dogs.”

Sam Dickerman and Allison Erlikhman are overseeing the project for Disney. Sara Smith is overseeing for The Mark Gordon Company.

Copeland became the first African American woman to be the principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre last year. New Line is developing a Copeland biopic “Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina” with “Remember the Titans” writer Gregory Howard attached to adapt her memoir.

Copeland was the subject of the 2015 documentary “A Ballerina’s Tale.” She is repped by Paradigm, Square Media and Del Shaw.

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