Combining noted geek love interest Darren Aronofsky (what can we say, the guy makes interesting films) with Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and the promise of them getting very close in ways that our pastor would not approve of guarantees Fox Searchlight’s Black Swan one thing: it’s bound to get plenty of attention. If it turns out to be a quality film — and so far as we can tell from the newly released trailer, it doesn’t look bad — it might just land somewhere in that sweet spot of geekdom approval and Oscar favoritism. And that’s never a bad place to be, especially if your film is about ballet.

The first poster has hit the web, and it brings with it a striking shot of Natalie Portman in her full theatrical ballerina garb. Excuse my ignorance on the world of ballet, but I find the red eyes to be off-putting. It’s a style choice, I know, but what happened to wholesome, potty-mouthed Natalie Portman? Then again, perhaps that’s the point. You tell me once you’ve seen the poster after the jump.


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