After a reported bidding war, Universal has acquired ‘Swan Lake,’ a pitch from Black List screenwriter Kristina Lauren Anderson with “Rogue One” lead Felicity Jones attached to star, TheWrap has confirmed.
The movie will be directed by Luca Guadagnino, whose film “Call Me by Your Name” won raves earlier this year when it debuted during the Sundance Film Festival.
The pitch is based on the 1876 ballet by Tchaikovsky, which tells the story of a young princess who is inflicted with an evil curse that turns her into a swan until she’s freed through the power of love. It’s being produced by Mandeville Films, with Erik Baiers overseeing the project for Universal.
Anderson’s script “Catherine the Great” was number one on the 2014 Black List.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the acquisition.
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