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Aronofsky to Direct Ballet Thriller

The director of the afterlife/immortality thinkpiece "The Fountain" will now focus his camera eye on a more concrete subject. Variety reports Darren Aronofsky is attached to direct "Black Swan," to be scribed by John McLaughlin. The story will be a psychological thriller based on a rivalry between two ballet dancers. Not much more is known at this point, but keep in mind: when you boil down "Casino Royale" to one line (secret agent plays poker with a terrorist), it doesn't sound like much, either.

"Black Swan" will be a Universal release, with Mike Medavoy's Phoenix Pictures and Aronofsky's own Protozoa sharing production duties. The deal was made based on a pitch from both Aronofsky and McLaughlin. Aronofsky's other greenlit project is "Lone Wolf and Cub," a live-action adaptation of a graphic novel by Kazou Koike for which he wrote the screenplay; it has a projected release date of 2008.

Posted by on January 20, 2007 10:48 PM
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"The story will be a psychological thriller based on a rivalry between two ballet dancers."

That pretty much says it all...

-- Posted by: Arabella at January 21, 2007 7:26 AM

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