Black Swan Casts Its Net

Well, it seems the Vincent Cassel rumour was true and the Meryl Streep one can probably be put to rest. Joining Cassel is Winona Ryder and Barbara Hershey. Here are the full casting details.

Ryder will play Beth, Nina’s “sorta friend” who has been the school’s running lead in all the productions, but who is nearing the end of her career. All the dancers are aiming to take her place as Odette, the Swan Queen, in the next big ballet: Swan Lake. Cassel will be playing the ”handsome but sinister Yevna,” the director of the new stage production. And Hershey will play Nina’s mother, a role which was at one point Meryl Streep was rumored to be in talks for (my source says that Streep was never offered the role however).

Natalie, Mila and Winona all in one film…fans of petite brunettes rejoice.

Read the full report over on Slashfilm.