Searchlight Flocks To “Black Swan”

Fox Searchlight is considering distribution of Darren Aronofsky’s new genre-thriller “Black Swan” says The Risky Biz Blog.

The project stars Natalie Portman as a veteran ballerina who finds herself in competition with a rival dancer as a major performance approaches. The catch? The rival my be a ghost or a delusion of hers.

Some budgeting issues are still being worked out though is thought to be nearly there, so much so that “The Wrestler” filmmaker could begin production on the project this Fall.

The other catch is the director’s commitment to the “Robocop” remake and MGM has apparently already put out early enquiries for potential replacements should Aronofsky’s schedule not permit it.