Adam Shankman Developing NYC-Set NUTCRACKER TV Movie for NBC
Tchaikovsky's classic ballet THE NUTCRACKER will be reimagined in a two-hour TV movie adaptation set in the Big Apple. Deadline writes that Adam Shankman is working on the project for NBC, with BANDLSAM's Todd Graff writing the script.
THE NUTCRACKER will take place "in a magical New York City, with high school outcast Clara and Nutcracker-turned-Prince battling assassins" across the iconic metropolis.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE's Travis Wall will choreograph and produce, along with UCLA gymnastics head coach and ballet dancer Valorie Kondos Field. Graff is also producing with Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot's Offspring Entertainment.
Shankman is a director, producer, dancer, actor and choreographer who has served as a judge on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE since Season 3. He helmed the 2007 film remake of HAIRSPRAY and 2012's big screen adaptation of ROCK OF AGES. Shankman has also choreographed and directed several episodes of FOX's GLEE.
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