Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fasten Your Tutus

Darren Aronofsky, the director of last year's phenomenal The Wrestler, is currently working on a movie entitled Black Swan. Apparently he's aiming for a 2010 release, and Fox Searchlight has expressed interest in distributing.

For those of you who haven't heard anything about this one yet, Black Swan is being described as a supernatural drama about a talented ballerina in the New York City Ballet. The dancer lands a major role within her company, but is then tormented by a mysterious rival dancer. She is unsure whether the rival is a supernatural apparition or a figment of her own imagination, and strange occurrences between the two ballerinas increase as they prepare for a big performance of 'Swan Lake'.

Natalie Portman has landed the lead role, while Mila Kunis has been brought on to play her rival. I like both actresses. Portman was especially impressive in 2004's Closer, and Kunis was charming and funny in last year's comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Filming is scheduled to begin this fall in New York.

The storyline definitely sounds interesting, and I can't wait to see how Aronofsky and Portman do together. There's a review of the script over at Script Shadow, so if you're interested in reading more head on over and check it out. Spoilers abound, though, so if you want a little mystery when the film hits theaters, skip it.


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