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Old 06-16-09, 11:39 AM
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Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman

From The Hollywood Reporter:
Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" could soon be taking flight.

After being set up in early 2007 at Universal, the project -- a supernatural thriller set in the world of New York City ballet -- has been reconstituted after being put into turnaround by the studio. It has been making the rounds to studios and specialty divisions, several of which are keenly interested.

Among the elements giving it a boost: Natalie Portman is attached to play the lead.

Several other changes have occurred since the Aronofsky-helmed project was first developed by Universal.

Mark Heyman, a development exec at Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures, has done a rewrite of John McLaughlin's original script for the pic, which Mike Medavoy's Phoenix Pictures and Protozoa are producing.

Aronofsky, meanwhile, has gone on to helm the critical and commercial favorite "The Wrestler," putting him in high demand.

CAA packaged and is selling "Swan"; it also reps Portman and Aronofsky.

"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 a sale happens imminently, "Swan" could begin shooting as early as this year. Aronofsky has not committed to a movie that's ready to go, though he has been developing the "Robocop" reboot at MGM.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

And here I was, thinking this would be an adaptation of "The Black Swan," by Nassim Taleb...
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

Doesn't seem like something I would want to see, but I'll keep my ear to it because of the director.

We'll see.

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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

I like Aronofsky. I like Portman. This sounds terrible.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

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And here I was, thinking this would be an adaptation of "The Black Swan," by Nassim Taleb...
LOL first thing I thought of, too. Don't worry, coming to a tv screen near you soon anyway.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
Doesn't seem like something I would want to see, but I'll keep my ear to it because of the director.

We'll see.

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+1

I think a trailer will be the deciding factor for me because this really doesn't interest me at all. But then again I didn't think I'd like a movie about a wrestler either.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

I like Aronofsky. I like Portman. This sounds awesome.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

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I like Aronofsky. I like Portman. This sounds terrible.
It sounds iffy...not terrible but Aronofsky is the man...so I hope it's good
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

Originally Posted by theflicker View Post
I like Aronofsky. I like Portman. This sounds awesome.


I'll take supernatural like "The Others" over every piece of crap horror movie that comes out every month nowadays.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

Mila Kunis has joined the cast.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

portman and kunis?

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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

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portman and kunis?
I hope they have an ass to ass scene.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I hope they have an ass to ass scene.
From this script review (with plenty of spoilers):
....in this movie, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis have sex.

Yeah. You read that right. And not just nice sweet innocent sex either. We're talking ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

Aronofsky? In.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I hope they have an ass to ass scene.
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From this script review (with plenty of spoilers):

....in this movie, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis have sex.

Yeah. You read that right. And not just nice sweet innocent sex either. We're talking ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex.


I thought you were joking with that quote until I read that article.

Let's just say that I'll be seeing this for sure.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

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That's unfortunate. I can't stand her.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis have sex... ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex.


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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

I was already sold on Aronofsky's name. This sounds like it's awesome on paper, but I'm sure the end result will be decidedly less mouth-watering than most people seem to be hoping for.

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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

[kenny]woo-hoo![/kenny]
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis have sex... ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex.


This. A thousand times this!
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

The sex scene would sound more appealing if Aronofsky cast someone other than Kunis. As it stands now, Portman might as well be doing the scene with a guy.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

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That's unfortunate. I can't stand her.
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The sex scene would sound more appealing if Aronofsky cast someone other than Kunis. As it stands now, Portman might as well be doing the scene with a guy.
Yeah, we get it. If this is all you're gonna post just don't bother with the thread.


My interest IS piqued but I have a sneaky feeling the scene won't be as hot as we're imaging. The possibility is there, though, and I hope Aronofsky delivers.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis have sex... ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex.


Only thing that would make this better is if they cast Scarlett Johansson have a three way scene with Portman and Kunis
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

These things never live up to expectation. Remember all the hype when she played a stripper in Closer? I felt riped-off after I saw that lame ass "stripping" scene.
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Re: Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010): Natalie Portman in supernatural thriller

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Yeah, we get it. If this is all you're gonna post just don't bother with the thread.
I'll post what I want, thanks. I've been quite excited for this film, certainly moreso than most judging by earlier comments in this thread. I'll still see it. I'm too big of an Aronofsky fan not to.

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