Any news of upcoming Darren Aronofsky projects is likely to get me all hot under the collar, add to that the fact that this particular news also involves Natalie Portman and I'm just about ready to pee my pants.
Ain't it cool news has the story
Darren Aronofsky had a supernatural thriller called BLACK SWAN, set in the world of ballet, that didn't happen a couple years back. Now it's apparently making the rounds again, this time with Natalie Portman (le sigh) attached as the lead.
This Hollywood Reporter story from Steven Zeitchik tells us a little about the production, about a competition between two rival dancers that escalates out of control as the big show approaches. But it's possible that one of them might not be anything more than a figment of the others imagination.
Natalie Portman as a ballerina = win. Natalie Portman as a ballerina in a supernatural thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky = Mega Jackpot win.
Mega Jackpot win indeed. I have so much respect for Aronofsky for attempting something different with every film he does, taking a shot at a different genre with each one. With Pi he proved that he can put together a solid paranoid thriller, so if this film takes those elements that made that film successful and adds a supernatural twist on things I think this could be another hit for the director.