You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Black Swan’ to open Venice

Portman, Kunis, Hershey, Ryder expected on Lido

ROME — The Venice Film Festival has announced that Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller “Black Swan” will open its 67th edition.

Hotly anticipated Fox Searchlight pic, starring Natalie Portman as a New York City ballet dancer contending with a new rival, played by Mila Kunis, will world preem on the Lido, in competition, on Sept. 1.

Stars Portman, Kunis, and also Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder and Vincent Cassel are expected on the Lido to come tubthump the pic, test screenings for which have reportedly been generating plenty of buzz.

Aronofsky is a Venice aficionado, having won a Golden Lion with “The Wrestler” in 2008, after previously premiering his “The Fountain” on the Lido in 2006.

“We could not have asked for a better launch for Darren and ‘Black Swan’ than the Venice International Film Festival,” enthused Fox Searchlight presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley in a statement.

Fest runs Sept. 1-11.

More Film

  • TYLER PERRY'S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN

    Film Review: 'Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween'

    ROME — The Venice Film Festival has announced that Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller “Black Swan” will open its 67th edition. Hotly anticipated Fox Searchlight pic, starring Natalie Portman as a New York City ballet dancer contending with a new rival, played by Mila Kunis, will world preem on the Lido, in competition, on Sept. 1. […]

  • Lupita Nyong'o Harvey Weinstein

    Lupita Nyong'o Details Harvey Weinstein's Advances Toward Her in Op-Ed: 'I Felt Unsafe'

    ROME — The Venice Film Festival has announced that Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller “Black Swan” will open its 67th edition. Hotly anticipated Fox Searchlight pic, starring Natalie Portman as a New York City ballet dancer contending with a new rival, played by Mila Kunis, will world preem on the Lido, in competition, on Sept. 1. […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Weinstein Co. Staffers Ask to Be Released From NDAs

    ROME — The Venice Film Festival has announced that Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller “Black Swan” will open its 67th edition. Hotly anticipated Fox Searchlight pic, starring Natalie Portman as a New York City ballet dancer contending with a new rival, played by Mila Kunis, will world preem on the Lido, in competition, on Sept. 1. […]

  • AFM: Brenton Thwaites, Ben Robson Starring

    Film News Roundup: Brenton Thwaites, Ben Robson to Star in Thriller 'A Violent Separation'

    ROME — The Venice Film Festival has announced that Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller “Black Swan” will open its 67th edition. Hotly anticipated Fox Searchlight pic, starring Natalie Portman as a New York City ballet dancer contending with a new rival, played by Mila Kunis, will world preem on the Lido, in competition, on Sept. 1. […]

  • The Snowman Trailer

    'The Snowman' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    ROME — The Venice Film Festival has announced that Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller “Black Swan” will open its 67th edition. Hotly anticipated Fox Searchlight pic, starring Natalie Portman as a New York City ballet dancer contending with a new rival, played by Mila Kunis, will world preem on the Lido, in competition, on Sept. 1. […]

  • Harvey Weinstein Quentin Tarantino

    Quentin Tarantino on Harvey Weinstein: 'I Knew Enough to Do More Than I Did'

    ROME — The Venice Film Festival has announced that Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller “Black Swan” will open its 67th edition. Hotly anticipated Fox Searchlight pic, starring Natalie Portman as a New York City ballet dancer contending with a new rival, played by Mila Kunis, will world preem on the Lido, in competition, on Sept. 1. […]

  • 'Only the Brave' Taps Trump Digital

    'Only the Brave' Taps Trump Digital Guru Brad Parscale (EXCLUSIVE)

    ROME — The Venice Film Festival has announced that Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller “Black Swan” will open its 67th edition. Hotly anticipated Fox Searchlight pic, starring Natalie Portman as a New York City ballet dancer contending with a new rival, played by Mila Kunis, will world preem on the Lido, in competition, on Sept. 1. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content