Helen Mirren may join Disney's 'The Nutcracker'

Los Angeles, Aug 26 (PTI) Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren is in talks to join Keira Knightley in Disney's upcoming movie "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms."

Rising child star, Mackenzie Foy might also play the main character, Clara in the film, which already boasts Morgan Freeman and ballerina Misty Copeland, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lasse Hallstrom is directing the adaptation of the classic ballet by Peter Tchaikovsky.

The story focuses on a young girl named Clara (Foy), who receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather on Christmas Eve. When she goes to check on it later, the clock strikes midnight and she finds herself thrust into a fantastical world where she is in the middle of a war between gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

If deal would get finalised, Mirren will play a character named Mother Ginger. Mark Gordon is producing the live-action project, which has a script by Ashleigh Powell.