Trailer: Black Swan

BATD ON Oct 12, 2010 AT 1:00 pm

Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Natalie Portman in Black Swan

From director Darren Aronofsky, who brought us The Wrestler and Requiem for a Dream, comes a new psychological thriller set in the cut throat environment of the New York ballet scene, Black Swan.

Natalie Portman stars as Nina, a veteran ballerina who becomes overwhelmed with stress after she is cast as the lead in a New York production of Swan Lake.  Facing pressure from her over-bearing mother as well as criticism from her dance master that she is not seductive enough, Nina soon becomes envious of a rival ballerina, Lily, played by Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Mila Kunis, who is able to embody the exact kind of passion in her dance that Nina is lacking.  Nina soon becomes fixated on Lily, and recent internet speculation suggests that there is some element of the supernatural behind Lily’s character.

The film, which also stars Winona Ryder as Portman’s friend, Beth, features exquisite ballet costumes designed by Mulleavy sisters Kate and Laura, the fashion duo behind Rodarte.   

The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and is set for release in the UK on 11th February 2011.

Watch the official trailer below:

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