Over the past year Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film Black Swan has been shrouded in secrecy. The director only revealed that the plot centered on a prestigious ballet company and that the film can be classified as a supernatural thriller. That doesn’t really give us much to work with so thank goodness the first trailer for Black Swan has been released and we can finally see what he’s been hiding. Take a look…
There are a lot of suspicious acts shown quickly throughout the trailer that you’d have to watch again to notice. If you didn’t see them the first time we won’t spoil them for you, but this is clearly something that crosses the boundaries of the supernatural and psychological thriller genres. In other words we’re intrigued! Not only does the story look good but it’s great to see Winona Ryder on the big screen again, along with veteran actress Barbara Hershey as Portman’s mother who looks like a complete psycho in this film (we love it!).
BLACK SWAN follows the story of Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice.
But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Mila Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
Black Swan debuts in theaters on December 1st.
What do you think of the first trailer for Black Swan? Are you interested in seeing the film?