Black Swan Trailer 1 A New York City ballet company is producing Swan Lake, and director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) with ballerina Nina (Natalie Portman). Nina lives with Erica (Barbara Hershey), her overbearing mother and a former ballerina. Nina finds competition in new dancer Lily (Mila Kunis). Swan Lake requires a ballerina who can play the innocent White Swan, which fits Nina, and the sensual Black Swan, which fits Lily. The dancers' rivalry changes into a bizarre friendship, and Nina begins exploring a dark side of herself. Directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream) Fashion Fact - Rodarte created 40 costumes for the movie and outfitted the entire ballet corps. collider.com ---------- I'm so excited about this movie. The Wrestler was fantastic and this is an amazing cast (great to see Winona on the big screen). The premiere is at the Venice Film Festival on September 1st (also might be at the Toronto International Film Festival). It opens in the US on the December 1st. This has "Oscar" written all over it.