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Portman Signs On For Swan

Posted by Hoob on June 16th, 2009
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THR is reporting that Natalie Portman is attached to play the lead in the long rumored Darren Aronofsky Thriller Black Swan. The project has been considered pretty much dead since 2007, but it has recently come back into turn around and several studios are interested.

“Swan” centers on a veteran ballerina (Portman) who finds herself locked in a competitive situation with a rival dancer, with the stakes and twists increasing as the dancers approach a big performance. But it’s unclear whether the rival is a supernatural apparition or if the protagonist is simply having delusions.

Those who’ve read the script say it’s a spine-tingler with elements of “The Others,” the Nicole Kidman breakout in which viewers are left to discern what’s real and what’s imagined.

If this moves quickly, who knows when we’ll see Aronofsky’s interpretation of Robocop. Either Way, I’d still buy that for a dollar.


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