Is there really anything more that needs to be said than this is the new film from Darren Aronofsky? Natalie Portman has been with this project quite a long way through its development, and I have a feeling it’s really going to show by being some of her best work. Both she and Mila Kunis have the ballet background that should help give their performances some authenticity, and Aronofsky is notorious for really pushing his actors. In fact, I’m still hesitant at the casting of Kunis, but I’m just going to trust Aronofsky on it. Overall, the film feels like it belongs somewhere between Argento and early Polanski, but I’m hoping the trailer doesn’t give too much away regarding the nature of the rivalry between Kunis and Portman. Huge bonus points though for the casting of Vincent Cassel as the artistic director, as well as for Barbara Hershey as Portman’s mother.
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