"The first set photos of Natalie Portman from Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan have been discovered online. The film, which is currently filming in New York City, is a supernatural drama set in the world of New York City ballet.Natalie Portman stars as Nina, a veteran ballerina who finds herself locked in to a competitive showdown with a rival dancer named Lilly (played by Mila Kunis) “with the stakes and twists increasing as the dancers approach a big performance.” The big twist is that Portman’s character is not sure whether her rival is a supernatural apparition or if she is having delusions. And if that wasn’t enough, you may remember reading that the script includes a sequence where the two main characters have “ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex.” The film also stars Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder, and Barbara Hershey (The Portrait of a Lady).
Aronofsky became attached to Black Swan in early 2007, but the film was put into turnaround by Universal. The project is apparently making the rounds to studios and specialty divisions, as part of the CAA package. Mark Heyman, co-producer of The Wrestler, has done a rewrite of the original script by John McLaughlin. Fox Searchlight, the studio that released Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, has acquired the distribution rights."
Darren Aronofsky director of Requiem for a Dream and The Wrestler.