EXCLUSIVE: Ellie Bamber, the British actress who plays the entitled daughter of Jake Gyllenhaal’s character in Tom Ford’s upcoming Nocturnal Animals, is adding to her dance card with Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, is a live-action retelling of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 story The Nutcracker And The Mouse King which was the source material for the classic 1892 ballet scored by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
In the original Nutcracker, one of Clara’s Christmas toys — a Nutcracker doll — comes to life and battles the evil Mouse King with seven heads; Disney however is keeping the plot of their movie under wraps. Bamber will play the sister to Mackenzie Foy’s Clara and joins Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman and Misty Copeland in the movie.
Bamber, most recently in Screen Gems’ Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, is repped by UTA and Curtis Brown Group.