In a recent interview to promote his upcoming ballet thriller Black Swan, director Darren Aronofsky revealed the curious origin of the project:
At one point, way before I made The Wrestler, I was actually developing a project that was about a love affair between a ballet dancer and a wrestler, and then it kind of split off into two movies.Â
Black Swan and The Wrestler have been distinct ideas for some time now. Aronofsky claims he met with Natalie Portman at least ten years agoÂ to star in Black Swan, after the split. Still, an interesting what-if scenario. I wonder how much of the original idea made it into Marisa Tomei's character in The Wrestler - a dancer of a different sort. Hit the jump for more from Aronofsky on the thematic link between the two movies.
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