Natalie Portman won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Nina Sayers in Black Swan. Could the character earn another actor a Tony Award someday? It might be if director Darren Aronofsky sees through his plan to bring “Black Swan” to the stage as a Broadway musical. The director, who is making press tours in support of his recent directorial efforts, confirmed “The Whale”. to the AV Club He is currently working on adapting his 2010 psychological thriller into a musical.
“We’re trying to do a Black Swan musical,” Aronofsky said. “We’ll see what happens. But we’re working on it.”
Aronofsky added that he’s always wanted to work on a musical, whether it’s on stage or in a movie. When asked about plans for a musical, the director replied, “I’d love to [do one] And I’ve talked to many people about this. And I came close to some ideas. It’s very difficult because the music from musicals isn’t popular music anymore. so, what are you doing?
“I think ‘Hamilton’ was genius because Lin-Manuel Miranda mixed hip-hop with musicals,” the director continued. “And so he made this really cool breakthrough. But figuring out that angle, of what the music is going to be, where it’s coming from, is the biggest challenge. But I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it. I hope one day I can figure something out.”
“Black Swan” grossed $329 million worldwide for Fox Searchlight in 2010 and earned five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Aronofsky. Portman won Best Actress, her first and so far only Oscar win. The film remains one of Aronofsky’s most critically acclaimed directorial efforts.
“A sinister, sexy, and ultimately devastating study of every young dancer’s ambition, ‘Black Swan’ serves as a fine sequel to Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, trading the grungy world of the weary fighter for the more refined but no less brutal domain of professional ballet” diverse Film critic Peter Debruge in his review. “Center stage stands Natalie Portman, whose gritty role reveals the myriad insecurities truly dedicated performers face when testing their limits.”