Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis to Play Scissor Sisters in Black Swan?


I’m going to admit a minor sacrilege here and say that I’ve never really been a fan of Darren Aronofsky‘s work (with the possible exception of Pi). This isn’t the time or place to explain why I find his films boring and pretentious, so I’ll just move on to the fact that I couldn’t care less when it was announced he was directing a haunted ballerina movie called Black Swan.

Until Natalie Portman was cast. And Mila Kunis joined her.

As if that wasn’t enough to get me interested (it was), Carson Reeves over at ScriptShadow has posted a review of Mark Heyman’s screenplay and he begins it this way:

Can I just tell you why none of my review matters? Can I just tell you why my review is absolutely pointless? Because in this movie, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis have sex. Yeah. You read that right. And not just nice sweet innocent sex either. We’re talking ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex. Yeah so…this movie is already on the must-see list of 2010.”

And he’s right… does anything else matter? My jerk reaction to the news was immense pleasure, but after dwelling on it a bit longer I decided to jerk again. But seriously, the scene may not even end up being filmed. And if it is it may not even make the final cut. And if it does it may make use of extensive body doubles. Neither actress has truly done nude scenes in the past, although Portman came as close as she possibly could in Wes Anderson’s Hotel Chevalier (the short prequel to The Darjeeling Limited). I don’t necessarily expect either of them changing that policy now.  Sure, Aronofsky got Jennifer Connelly to disrobe and grunt in Requiem for a Dream, but I don’t see Portman or Kunis bending to his whim so easily.  I’d like to see it though…

Head over to ScriptShadow for the complete review, but it looks like that scene may be the film’s highlight. Carson says the script is worth the read, but he thinks it moves a bit too slow for it’s own good. Sounds like an Aronofsky movie already…

Portman. Kunis. Scissoring. That image could really be the entire marketing campaign don’t you think?

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

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