Winona Ryder Makes a Comeback in Aronofsky's Black Swan
Posted 11.10.09 by Ryan
Since 2002's Mr. Deeds (and an incident with shoplifting), Winona Ryder kept herself quietly busy with indie fare like Sex and Death 101 and The Informers — until she played Spock's mother in Star Trek.
Now Ryder has signed on to star in Darren Aronofsky's supernatural thriller Black Swan, according to THR. Set in the world of New York's ballet scene, Black Swan follows a dancer (Natalie Portman) whose rival (Mila Kunis) may be a figment of the her imagination. Ryder will play an older dancer. Barbara Hershey and Vincent Cassell are also joining the cast in unspecified roles.
Black Swan, which starts production in New York at the end of the year, has a script by Aronofsky and Mark Heyman. Fox Searchlight, who distributed Aronofsky's The Wrestler, is negotiating to co-finance and distribute the movie.
Ryder can be seen next in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, which opens in limited release later this month.