ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at a new clip from The Nutcracker in 3D, opening in theaters on November 24. Written and directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, the family adventure stars Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, Frances de la Tour, John Turturro, Richard E. Grant, Yulia Visotskaya and Aaron Michael Drozin.
The Nutcracker in 3D follows nine-year-old Mary (Fanning) whose dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her beloved Uncle Albert (Lane) and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker.
On Christmas night, Mary’s new friend, The Nutcracker (Charlie Rowe) or “NC,” comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey into his magical world of fairies, sugarplums, and other Christmas toys which come to life. Mary soon realizes that this fantastical kingdom is facing danger from the tyrannical rule of the evil Rat King (Turturro) and his devious mother (de la Tour). When NC is taken hostage, Mary and her newfound toy friends must uncover the secret of the Rat King to rescue NC and his kingdom.
Based on the story that inspired acclaimed Russian composer Piotr Tchaikovsky to create the music for the iconic ballet, the film includes eight new songs penned by Oscar-winning lyricist and librettist Sir Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar).