Now that I've got your attention...This film looks fantastic. Here's a quick synopsis via ONTD:
"A New York City ballet company is producing Swan Lake, and director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) with ballerina Nina (Natalie Portman). Nina lives with Erica (Barbara Hershey), her overbearing mother and a former ballerina.
Nina finds competition in new dancer Lily (Mila Kunis). Swan Lake requires a ballerina who can play the innocent White Swan, which fits Nina, and the sensual Black Swan, which fits Lily. The dancers' rivalry changes into a bizarre friendship, and Nina begins exploring a dark side of herself."
What. The. HELL was going on at the very end of this trailer?? I didn't realize there was a horror element to Darren Aronofsky's highly anticipated film. It actually seems cool. I'm troubled though, by prospect the actual dancing -- whether it's implied by professional dancers to be the lead actresses, or if Portman and Kunis will attempt the near-impossible feat of convincing the audience that they are indeed ballerinas. Swan Lake is my favorite ballet. I've been fortunate enough to seen the Bolshoi Ballet perform this masterpiece and was nearly brought to tears. (Yeah, yeah...I know. Name dropper!)
Aside from this one possible distraction, I'm still looking very forward to seeing what Aronofsky brings to the table with The Black Swan.
Written by: Diva Julia