Portman Goes Ballerina For “Black Swan”

Natalie Portman is attached to play the lead in Darren Aronofsky’s supernatural thriller “Black Swan” says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Black 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. Mark Heyman has done a rewrite of John McLaughlin’s original script for the film.

Mike Medavoy’s Phoenix Pictures and Aronofsky’s own Protozoa Pictures are producing.