A new clip from Darren Aronofsky’s BLACK SWAN popped up on Yahoo! Movies! featuring a scary thin Nina (Natalie Portman) dancing the role of the malicious Black Swan. Nina, with red eyes blazing and an evil expression that borders on one of a person caught in the thrall of a demonic possession, captivates the audience with her performance and wows her partner, but even the untrained eye can tell that something is not quite right about this ballerina.
“BLACK SWAN follows the story of Nina (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 (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (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.”
A new website for the film is up at I Just Want To Be Perfect www.ijustwanttobeperfect.com/ and is filled with images of ballet dancers and Portman spinning about in an endless loop. Feverishly ticking in the background a clock counts down to the movie premiere, and the timer only adds suspense into the surreal feel of the psychological thriller.
BLACK SWAN takes flight and lands in theaters on Wednesday, December 1st.