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First Look: Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan

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July 22, 2010
Source: USA Today

Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan

Whoa! is one of the first words that comes to mind looking at these. It was recently announced that Darren Aronofsky's new film Black Swan, somewhat of a supernatural ballet drama/thriller, was going to open the Venice Film Festival in a few months. In response, USA Today has published a first look feature with the first official photos from the movie, including some very wild shots of lead actress Natalie Portman in full make-up for her performance. In addition to Portman, Black Swan also stars Mila Kunis as her rival dancer, Winona Ryder, Sebastian Stan, Barbara Hershey and Vincent Cassel (who can be seen in one photo below).

I've put all four of the primary photos together below, but you can click to read the full story on USA Today.

Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan

As the plot is the most important part, here's a better look the story in this thanks to USA Today: "The dark tale with psychological twists stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a technically brilliant ballerina whose life takes some strange turns after being picked as the lead in a [NYC] production of Swan Lake. Pressures mount as her overbearing mother (Hershey) pushes her to succeed and her manipulative dance master commands her to be more seductive and loose in her performance. Complicating that is the arrival of Lily (Kunis), a sultry dancer who exhibits all the innate ease and sexuality that Nina lacks. Nina begins to fixate on the newcomer as the two forge an unusual relationship." This looks quite interesting, I can't wait to see more. Stay tuned!

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Reader Feedback - 15 Comments

1

Mesmerizingly attractive

jay on Jul 22, 2010

2

she is so smoking hot. if she was just a foot taller WOW

jont on Jul 22, 2010

3

Beautiful looking, as per expected from an Arronofsky flick.

Barfy mcbarfly on Jul 22, 2010

4

Man, I would watch this movie if it was about glue drying. Natalie, Mila, and Winona! The trifecta sent from heaven. It will be nice to see what Aronofsky pulls off with this. the story sounds interesting enough.

theotherbluth on Jul 22, 2010

5

Beautiful images - can't wait for the film! The screenplay is interesting but not most extraordinary thing ever - however it'll take an Aronofsky to make it into a great movie and I hope he'll succeed just like he did with every one of his movies to date.

c-r-u-x on Jul 22, 2010

6

Vincent Cassel? I'm in. Also: Natalie Portman is easily one of the most beautiful and seriously talented actresses of our time. Damn this looks great.

Cracky on Jul 22, 2010

7

I'm sold.

Xerxex on Jul 22, 2010

8

i'll rent but i'm not sold this will be worth seeing in a theatre. (a trailer could change my mind)

beavis on Jul 22, 2010

9

looks good, I'm hoping for those weird dreamy sequences he makes, luckily he doesn't pump out shit like Tim Burton so his style doesn't get boring. Possibly because he actually changes it up a little.

Crapola on Jul 22, 2010

10

OMG ROFLMFAO, I WAS JUST LOOKING AT HER OLD SNL VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8e6-IeQ0aw&feature=related She's definitely earned a new fan (me) from this video.

danielvutran on Jul 22, 2010

11

Aronofsky is my favorite director. I don't care what the movie is about, I'm in.

lamar on Jul 22, 2010

12

anything aronofsky does is worth watching in the theater.

Lando on Jul 22, 2010

13

looks really interesting...this will be the only competition for inception as far as psychological thrillers go. i ran into natalie portman in ny when they were shooting this...she is absolutely stunning in person...pics dont do her beauty justice

talli on Jul 22, 2010

14

interesting role for Portman. can't wait to see how she does

Mir on Jul 23, 2010

15

Wow. This actually looks really interesting. I'm a sucker for classical art such as ballet etc, so this really I'm looking forward to see what Aronotsky can offer this time...

Nathalie on Jul 23, 2010

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