Felicity Jones Heads to Swan Lake


Felicity Jones has been cast in a film based on the ballet Swan Lake.

Felicity Jones has been cast in a film based on the ballet Swan Lake

Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is attached to star in an untitled film based on the classic ballet Swan Lake, according to Variety. Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) is set to direct the film from a script from Kristina Lauren Anderson. The film reportedly will not feature dancing, but will instead be centered around the story of the ballet. Mandeville Films is producing the Swan Lake film.

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Swan Lake was written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky from 1875-1876. The ballet premiered in 1877 at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Swan Lake was famously featured the 2010 film Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. It’s the story of Odette, a young woman who was transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer. The curse can only be broken if someone who has never loved before swears to love Odette for all time. Prince Siegfried sees her and offers to kill the sorcerer, but he cannot die or the curse can never be broken. The daughter of the sorcerer, Odile (played by the same ballerina) is brought to the castle and Siegfried proposes, thinking it’s Odette. Things don’t end well for the couple, as you may recall from the Swan Lake scene in Black Swan.

Jones recently starred as Jyn Erso who lead the group of Rebels that stole the Death Star plans in Rogue On: A Star Wars Story. She’s also known for her work in The Theory of Everything, for which she received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She’s also known for films like The Tempest, with Helen Mirren and Russell Brand, Inferno and A Monster Calls.

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