- The ballerina shared the news on Instagram
- She is also the subject of a documentary
(CNN)Misty Copeland is making the leap -- or maybe a grand jeté -- to the big screen.
The prima ballerina has nabbed a role in Disney's forthcoming "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" movie.
Copeland posted a picture of the script on her Instagram account with the caption: "I'm thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallstrom. #TheNutcracker #MoreToCome."
The studio announced the live-action film back in March and Hallstrom is set to direct.
Copeland has been lauded for breaking down barriers as an African-American dancer and is the subject of Nelson George's 2015 documentary "A Ballerina's Tale."