Friday, July 7, 2017

Multiple Studios Vying for New 'Swan Lake' Movie with 'Rogue One's Felicity Jones Attached

It's Hollywood's 'hot pitch' of the (very hot, Fourth of July) week, and, even at this very early stage has multiple studios, including Universal, Paramount and TriStar among other known names, vying for the chance to be the ones to make it happen. The movie is said to be inspired by the classic ballet fairy tale Swan Lake but won't be a ballet or dance movie. This will be a story (dare we say fairy tale?) movie - and Felicity Jones is attached (the Star Wars film franchise's most recent star in Rogue One).

From The Hollywood Reporter:
The pitch, from Kristina Lauren Anderson (who wrote 'Catherine the Great'), is inspired by the classic ballet story Swan Lake. 
The project has Jones attached to star and 'Call Me by Your Name' helmer Luca Guadagnino attached to direct. 
Swan Lake, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is one of the most popular ballets of all time. The story follows Odette, a princess that is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. Darren Aronofsky's 2010 thriller Black Swan used the play as inspiration for its story, but did not follow the storyline of the classic ballet. This new retelling would not be a ballet but would be a tentpole film based on the story told in the ballet. (Ed: emphasis in bold is by OUABlog.)
FYI the term 'tentpole' is Hollywood-speak for 'expensive to make' and 'expect lots of merchandise to be made for this film'.

We are very interested in this!

In the meantime, we can see Felicity Jones as SNL's Cursed Princess from February 2017 (mild adult humor):

1 comment:

  1. The Swan Lake film does look promising! And the SNL sketch is actually really insightful...somehow extremes of physical ugliness are more acceptable than looking average