The man behind Tom Cruise's new musical Rock Of Ages has signed on to adapt E.T.A. Hoffmann's beloved Christmas story The Nutcracker for the big screen.
Adam Shankman will direct the film for New Line Cinema, according to
The movie, about the toys that come to life at Christmas, will be released in late 2013.
The Nutcracker has been a beloved seasonal ballet, written by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, for over 200 years.