×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Interstellar’ Star Mackenzie Foy to Lead Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Walt Disney Pictures has tapped rising star Mackenzie Foy to play Clara in its latest retelling of “The Nutcracker.”

Foy, who broke out as Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” joins Misty Copeland who was recently announced as the lead ballerina in the films sole dance number.

The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” It is based on the 1816 story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann in which a Clara (Foy) 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 an Alexandre Dumas adaptation of the story into the ballet “The Nutcracker” in 1892.

For the upcoming film, Lasse Hallström came on board in March to direct from Ashleigh Powell’s script.

Mark Gordon is producing. Lindy Goldstein is executive producing.

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

Foy’s past credits included “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” parts 1 and 2 but it was her role in “Interstellar” that earned her a nomination from the Critics Choice awards. She recently voiced the little girl who befriends an eccentric neighbor (voiced by Jeff Bridges) in the animated film “The Little Prince.”

Foy is repped by Lighthouse Management & Media, Coast to Coast Talent Group and Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Rosenberg & Light LLP.

More Film

  • Martin ScorseseMuseum of Modern Art's 11th

    That Time Martin Scorsese Broke Out in Hives the Morning of the Oscars

    Walt Disney Pictures has tapped rising star Mackenzie Foy to play Clara in its latest retelling of “The Nutcracker.” Foy, who broke out as Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” joins Misty Copeland who was recently announced as the lead ballerina in the films sole dance number. The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker […]

  • Fred Rogers appears in Won't You

    'Won't You Be My Neighbor,' 'RBG' Nab Producers Guild Documentary Nominations

    Walt Disney Pictures has tapped rising star Mackenzie Foy to play Clara in its latest retelling of “The Nutcracker.” Foy, who broke out as Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” joins Misty Copeland who was recently announced as the lead ballerina in the films sole dance number. The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker […]

  • Eighth Grade

    Don't Count A24 Out of This Year's Awards Race

    Walt Disney Pictures has tapped rising star Mackenzie Foy to play Clara in its latest retelling of “The Nutcracker.” Foy, who broke out as Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” joins Misty Copeland who was recently announced as the lead ballerina in the films sole dance number. The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker […]

  • Creed 2 Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Thanksgiving Box Office Battle: 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' to Top 'Creed II,' 'Robin Hood'

    Walt Disney Pictures has tapped rising star Mackenzie Foy to play Clara in its latest retelling of “The Nutcracker.” Foy, who broke out as Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” joins Misty Copeland who was recently announced as the lead ballerina in the films sole dance number. The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker […]

  • Nicole Kidman Variety Cover Story 3

    How Nicole Kidman and Her 'Work Husband' Lined Up Blossom Films' High-Powered Slate

    Walt Disney Pictures has tapped rising star Mackenzie Foy to play Clara in its latest retelling of “The Nutcracker.” Foy, who broke out as Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” joins Misty Copeland who was recently announced as the lead ballerina in the films sole dance number. The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker […]

  • William Goldman Screenwriter Dead

    Eric Roth on What He Learned From William Goldman: 'Take the Reader by the Heart'

    Walt Disney Pictures has tapped rising star Mackenzie Foy to play Clara in its latest retelling of “The Nutcracker.” Foy, who broke out as Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” joins Misty Copeland who was recently announced as the lead ballerina in the films sole dance number. The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker […]

  • Karyn Kusama Nicole Kidman Destroyer

    'Destroyer' Director Karyn Kusama Pens Tribute to the 'Fierce Uniqueness' of Nicole Kidman

    Walt Disney Pictures has tapped rising star Mackenzie Foy to play Clara in its latest retelling of “The Nutcracker.” Foy, who broke out as Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” joins Misty Copeland who was recently announced as the lead ballerina in the films sole dance number. The live action project is titled “The Nutcracker […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content