Disney has set Lasse Hallstrom to direct The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, a live-action adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman’s Christmas Eve tale about a young girl who finds a Nutcracker doll among the family’s gifts and is charged by her parents to take special care of it. Under the cover of darkness, the Nutcracker comes to life, along with an evil Mouse King with seven heads, introducing Marie to the magical world of toys and the brave Nutcracker who will change her life forever.

Mark Gordon is producing, and Ashleigh Powell is writing the script. Lindy Goldstein is executive producing and Sam Dickerman and Allison Erlikhman are overseeing the project for Disney and Sara Smith is overseeing for The Mark Gordon Company. UTA reps Hallstrom, who most recently wrapped A Dog’s Purpose. Powell is with Gersh and Benderspink.