FELICITY JONES TO STAR IN FILM VERSION OF SWAN LAKE
English actor Felicity Jones (right) is set to join the cast of a new movie, which is inspired by the classic ballet Swan Lake.
The untitled film is to be directed by Luca Guadagnino, who helmed the 2017 film Call Me by Your Name, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project, which went on the market right before the Fourth of July weekend (in the US), has sparked a bidding war among major studios, namely Universal, Paramount and TriStar. Swan Lake, composed by the Russian maestro Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, follows Odette, a princess who is turned into a swan by a sorcerer’s curse. The new take will reportedly not involve any ballet but would be based on the story told in the ballet. The 2010 thriller Black Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky, used the play as inspiration for its story, but did not follow the storyline of the classic ballet.
Black Swan had earned its lead actor, Natalie Portman, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 2011.