The actress is set to play Nina in the flick, a young ballerina with a domineering mother who's up for the lead in a production of Swan Lake. Unfortunately, she's not a lock for the part. New dancer, Lily (Mila Kunis), is also up for the role. Playing the lead requires a dancer who can portray the innocence of the white swan and the seductiveness of the black swan -- and as the two form a friendship amidst their professional rivalry, Nina starts to become more in touch with her dark side.
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Portman looks almost hyper-stylized as the black swan in the new images. Her costume and face make-up create a very striking visual contrast that really pops out. Whether that means the film will be good or not, I can't say, but Aronofsky is once again proving that you can't say his movies are boring from a visual standpoint.
When asked about her part, Portman offered the following observation: "The character was very interesting to play, always challenging and surprising. The fact that I had spent so much time with the idea -- Darren and I started discussing doing the film in 2000 -- allowed it to marinate a little before we shot." Ten years is a long time for development, but we'll see howBlack Swan turns out when it hits theaters later this year.
What do you think? Looks almost like a giallo in some of these stills, which intrigues me to no end. Share your thoughts below. Here's mine: