Joe Johnston To Direct Reshoots For THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS!

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Just last week Disney and EW released first look photos on their upcoming film Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Now today we get news regarding reshoots.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger, Honey I Shrunk the Kids) will be directing reshoots for Disney’s upcoming The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The film is scheduled for 32 days of additional photography. According to the report, original director Lasse Hallstrom is still involved with the film and will lead post-production work but was not available for the reshoots.

“The film is in very good hands in London while I’m away,” said Hallstrom in a statement to THR. “I will return to post production after the holidays.”

The word reshoot always seems to be a concern for a lot of people especially when you look at what happened this year with Justice League. However movies will have scheduled reshoots planned even before initial filming begins, so there is no need to worry.

The film stars Mackenzie Foy as Clara, alongside Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Morgan Freeman as Drosselmeyer, Helen Mirren as Mother Ginger, and American Ballet Theatre prima ballerina Misty Copeland, who will perform in the film’s dance sequences. Foy, Knightley, Freeman, and Copeland, among others, are returning for the reshoots, which are expected to last 32 days and include script work from Oscar-winning Spotlight filmmaker Tom McCarthy(Who also wrote Disney’s Christopher Robin).

Inspired by the classic tale, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms follows Clara on a magical journey has to get back a magical key in order to unlock a special gift from her godfather (Freeman), and goes looking for it across the Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, Land of Sweets, where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the foreboding Fourth Realm ruled by Mirren’s fierce Mother Ginger.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will hit theaters November 2, 2018.

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