Natalie Portman flies with 'Black Swan'

Natalieportman_oscars09_290Natalie Portman is strapping on her point shoes. Her scary point shoes.

The "Goya's Ghosts" star has signed on for "Black Swan," Darren Aronofsky's supernatural ballet story, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The story will follow a New York City ballerina (Portman) whose main rival may be -- cue musical sting here -- a ghost. No word on when production will begin.

The project was fast-tracked after the success of Aronofsky's 2008 movie "The Wrestler."

Portman will co-star later this year in "Brothers," a drama about one man's struggles after his brother goes missing in Afghanistan.

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