Natalie Portman's creepy "Black Swan" trailer released online

Actress stars as a ballerina, locks lips with Mila Kunis in Darren Aronofsky's new thriller


Christopher Hickey
August 19, 2010 11:20PM (UTC)

From the director of such visceral, hard-hitting dramas as "Requiem for a Dream" and "The Wrestler" comes ... a film about ballet. But judging by the trailer, "Black Swan" will be far more than a slightly grittier "Save the Last Dance."

Portman stars in "Black Swan" as Nina, an up and coming dancer who's given the lead role in her company's production of "Swan Lake." Then a new dancer played by Mila Kunis arrives, threatening Nina's position. Since this is a Darren Aronofsky film, though, the trailer also includes body mutilation, feathers, red eyes -- and yes, a snippet of a makeout scene between Portman and Kunis. Just think: all of those "Star Wars" and "That '70s Show" fantasies of yours combined into one!

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Black Book predicts "Black Swan" will continue the more "mature" turn Aronofsky's taken since "The Wrestler." The Sun just cares about the "snog." Portman discusses her kiss along with nude scenes at the DimeWars blog, and tells MTV News the film is like "Rosemary's Baby." TIME compares Nina to the conflicted women from Aronofsky's other films. You can check out the trailer below:


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