I might finally be able to drag Fernando to a "dance" movie if the trailer for Black Swan has anything to say about it. Darren Aronoksky, he of the equally weird Pi and the more straight forward The Wrestler, directs this psychological thriller set in the world of ballet, stary ring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. I'm not sure how to describe it other than... really, really weird and potentially awesome.
Here's the official synopsis.
BLACK SWAN follows the story of Nina (Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
Black Swan comes out in theaters on December 1, 2010.