Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan Trailer Starring Natalie Portman

Whoa. The first trailer has arrived online for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, and it is both mesmerizing and unsettling. The movie stars Natalie Portman as a professional ballerina whose life starts spinning out of control when a new dancer (Mila Kunis) joins the group and competes with her for the lead role in an upcoming production. Don’t be put off by the idea that this is a movie about ballet; much like The Wrestler, this is only a backdrop for a dark and twisted character study. The movie looks like it goes to some pretty dark places, and the suspense created just within these two minutes alone is palpable.

This is also a chance for Mila Kunis to prove that she can do something more than comedy (although I suppose she did star in American Psycho 2), and with a supporting cast that also includes Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, and Winona Ryder, it looks like she may pull it off. I’m definitely getting a Polanski or even a Kubrick vibe from this, and I think it’s safe to say that Black Swan has just clinched the top of my list of most anticipated flicks at TIFF this year. Black Swan hits select theatres on December 1st; check out the trailer in HD over at Apple.com or watch an embedded version after the jump.



  • epic, all I can say

  • KeithTalent

    Hells, to the yeah. I need to change my underwear now, thanks Sean. :(

  • ted

    Seen it… it’s called Showgirls.

  • Marc

    I’m all in!

    At first I thought that it would play out like the twist in Fight Club, that’s before I saw the District 9 like eyes and metamorphosis towards the end. I can’t wait.

  • Looks a bit like “Chloe” meets “The Fly.”

    Which would be kind of awesome.

  • Now this is the kind of movie that I have been yearning to see all year. Looks better than fantastic! Sean, you said you see Polanski and Kubrick in there. I see them, but I also see Cronenberg and Lynch. At least from the ogre and the shot at the end.

  • Nick

    OMG! I just jeezed in my pants lol Cant effing wait! Darren Aronofsky, Enough said!

  • MikeH

    definitely looks like another oscar nod for the lovely natalie portman.

  • You took the words right out of my mouth, Ted. Showgirls for life!

  • Antho42

    Darren A. + Vincent Cassel: must see.

  • 1138

    For some reason I can’t see Natalie Portman act…she recites lines she’s rather stiff…likes she’s trying really hard to act.

    Trailer looks cool…love Darren’s work.

    Wait for reviews to decide if it’s worth seeing.

  • Jonny Ashley

    whoa! mila kunis looks mega-skinnier than usual

  • Mr.Nobody

    His movies can really make trailers that make me not watch them, that’s for sure…

  • Napalm

    wow this looks pretty intense. i had no idea this had mila kunis in it. good to see her working with directors like Aronofsky.

  • MGL

    hUgE fAn of Aronofsky here… a clear MUST SEE.

  • Joe

    Wasn’t there talk awhile back about Natalie Portman starring in a remake of Suspiria?Maybe this is it?

  • It’s a joke but comparison with Showgirls has some truth to it. It’s no The Red Shoes, anyway.

  • TheAllKnowingGod

    This is a complete rip-off of the anime PERFECT BLUE. He just changed actress for a ballet dancer.

  • /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\wow! you got that much from the trailer! that is what you consider a “complete rip-off” I think one has super-natural hints the other psychological?!

  • Werner

    this movie will NOT fail us

  • swarez

    I want to do unspeakable things to both of these girls.

  • Primal

    Seeing two hot jew girls make out will be nice. I hope the money shot of Natalie Portman spreading out her wings will be awesome. Or will it even go there?

  • Henrik

    Am I the only one who thinks Mila Kunis’ new plastic surgery face looks distractingly weird? I guess Aronofsky worked magic with Mickey Rourke’s plastic surgery face.

  • drewsifer

    My eyeballs are bleeding and my brain is melting. I remember skipping The Wrestler at TIFF last year and regretting it, gotta catch this one, wonder is Sean and Jay are going?

  • Primal

    I use to think Mila Kunis’ face use to bother me a few years ago when that plastic was real fresh in Max Payne and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I haven’t seen her in anything since then, but that stuff seems to have settled and molded in nicely, lol.

  • juan

    seems to be all over the place but i am intrigued to say the least

  • swarez

    Mila Kunis and plastic surgery? Are you guys high? She’s 27 years old you retards.

  • Primal

    Swarez

    Your kidding yourself if you think that there is an age restriction on cosmetic surgery. I’ve lived around the L.A. area most of my life and I can say it’s extremely common to have some kind of work done, even those who aren’t in the entertainment industry. Girls in high school are getting boob jobs left and right here in SoCal. It’s crazy shit, but it’s happening.

    As for Kunis, it’s all speculation, right? So lighten the fuck up.

  • Henrik

    Well if you look at her face in That 70s Show, and look at it now, it sure looks like things were re-arranged quite a bit. But yeah, I have no proof, in the immortal words of Michael Jackson: “People change.”

  • Steve

    If you told me a movie about Ballet rivalry would hook me a week ago… well yeah, this looks great. Aronofsky is a genius.

    And Swarez, it’s 2010, Cosmetic surgery isn’t the hot topic it once was, I’ve met a few girls who had stuff done in high school who aren’t trashy/valley girl types. If it makes them happy, then I’m cool.

  • Kurei

    @TheAllKnowingGod
    Wow Perfect Blue? Thats stretching it a bit, if not a lot. This doesn’t even resemble the anime, the book nor the live action movie. But hey whatever floats your boat. Unless youre gonna say that ALL psychological thriller movies that has character studies are the same then yes I agree that its a complete ripoff, and it ripped off the Machinist as well, Psycho, Audition, The Wrestler…..

  • D.Z.

    Kurei: Download the script.