natalie portman mila kunis black swanThis is going to be great.

I love Aronofsky’s visions and his capability as a director has delivered us the pitch black paranoia of Pi, the resurgent rebound of The Wrestler and gave us a bald Hugh Jackman in a bubble – consistently delivering stellar character work with  a curious and unique momentum to his films.

And while we’ll have to wait a few more years for his rendition of Robocop his next feature Black Swan is shaping up to be another impressive ride.

The wonderful guys at /Film have reported two bits of news concerning casting and distribution, with Fox Searchlight picking up the story of a fading star of the New York Ballet whose rivalry with a young dancer is given a fresh dimension as the rival (played by Mila Kunis) may or may not actually exist.

The additions to the cast, who will join Kunis and Natalie Portman in the leading role, are Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder. Three actors who are seemingly perfect for this dark tale of spotlights and shadows will add considerable weight to this film, and Aronofsky has a talent for getting the very best from his cast. Head over to /Film to read more about the characters they will play.

To my mind there’s not enough supernatural ballet movies out there and Aronofky’s film will no doubt be the finest there is.