'Black Swan' involved in lawsuit

Natalie Portman as Nina in Black Swan

Black Swan has become involved in a lawsuit filed by a New York film production company. 

According to The New York Times, the company Overnight L.L.C., headed by Rick Schwartz, has filed a lawsuit against its former president Aaron Kaufman. Schwartz claims that Kaufman caused the company to lose millions of dollars in profit and a producing credit onBlack Swan by misrepresenting his skills in the area of movie financing. 

Schwartz states that Kaufman pretended "to be knowledgeable about the financing of motion pictures when he was not". Meanwhile, Kaufman asserts that the claims are unfounded. 

Black Swan tells the story of a production of Swan Lake wherein one ballerina, played by Natalie Portman, is required to play the roles of both the Black Swan and the White Swan. The ballerina slowly begins to go mad as the production progresses.

The lawsuit should not affect Black Swan's Oscar chances.

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