Universal Pictures has acquired Black Swan, a psychological thriller for Darren Aronofsky to direct, says Variety. The film will be produced by Aronofsky's Protozoa and Mike Medavoy's Phoenix Pictures.
John McLaughlin has begun writing the film that looks at the manipulative relationship between a veteran dancer and a rival. The studio is fast-tracking the project for Aronofsky, who most recently helmed The Fountain.
Eric Watson, who partners with Aronofsky in their Universal-based Protozoa, will produce with Phoenix's Medavoy and Arnie Messer. Brad Fischer and David Thwaites will executive produce.