Fox has just released the first trailer for Darren Aronofsky's 'Black Swan,' a thriller starring Natalie Portman, Barbara Hershey, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder and Mila Kunis.

Leave it to Aronofsky to turn 'Swan Lake' into a psychodrama. The director of 'Pi,' 'Requiem for a Dream' and 'The Wrestler' takes a New York City production of Tchaikovsky's ballet and turns it into a battleground between good and evil that mimics the malignant force that drives the dance itself ('Swan Lake,' after all, tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse). Fox has just released the first trailer for Darren Aronofsky's 'Black Swan,' a thriller starring Natalie Portman, Barbara Hershey, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder and Mila Kunis.

Leave it to Darren Aronofsky to turn 'Swan Lake' into a psychodrama. The director of 'Pi,' 'Requiem for a Dream' and 'The Wrestler' takes a New York City production of Tchaikovsky's ballet and turns it into a battleground between good and evil that mimics the malignant force that drives the dance itself ('Swan Lake,' after all, tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse).



Here's the synopsis from Fox:

Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, 'Swan Lake,' Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Mila Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side -- a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

'Black Swan' will hit theaters December 1.