Natalie Portman Joins Aronofsky’s Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky is a pretty hot item right now as a director coming off his award winning film “The Wrestler” (a movie that I actually didn’t like… but I’m the only person on the planet who didn’t so if you haven’t seen it yet you probably should). A project he’s been working on getting off the ground for a couple of years now seems to have finally found life.

It’s being reported now that Natalie Portman has agreed to take the leading role in Aronofsky’s supernatural thriller project “Black Swan”

The good folks over at Bloody Disgusting give us this description of the project:

“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.

I just adore Natalie Portman, and despite the fact that I wasn’t a fan of The Wrestler I’m a fan of Aronofsky, so this sounds really good to me. It’s been a while since we’ve had a decent supernatural thriller anyway, so I’m on board.