'Spy' Actress Miranda Hart Joins Disney's 'Nutcracker'

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Miranda Hart

The English actress will be joining Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren in the live-action adaptation of the classic ballet.

Miranda Hart has joined the cast of Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

The scene-stealer from Paul Feig's Spy will be seen along with Interstellar actress Mackenzie Foy, who will star as Clara, and Keira Knightley, who will play the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Hart will be playing a comedic fairy.

Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and ballerina Misty Copeland also will star in the live-action feature, which will be directed by Lasse Hallstrom from a script by Ashleigh Powell based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann.

The Nutcracker follows Clara, a young girl who at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve finds herself thrust into a fantastical world and the middle of a war between gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

Sam Dickerman and Allison Erlikhman are overseeing the project for Disney, while Sara Smith is overseeing for The Mark Gordon Company.

Hart is known in England for her roles on the comedic series Call the Midwife and Miranda. She is repped by WME and the U.K.'s Troika.

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