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Does Nathalie Portman Deserve Top Billing? "Black Swan" Poster Changed

ReelPolitik By Anthony Kaufman | ReelPolitik September 3, 2010 at 6:44AM

Does Nathalie Portman Deserve Top Billing? "Black Swan" Poster Changed
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Don't know if anyone noticed this, but the only major change to the recently updated "Black Swan" poster (right) from Fox Searchlight is the top billing of Nathalie Portman's name over the rest of the film's credits. The earlier poster listed Portman and co-stars Vincent Cassell and Mila Kunis on the same line. (See below left.) I wonder whether this was a mistake, a contractual agreement, or did Fox Searchlight's marketers believe that Portman was best suited to bring in ticket-buyers and fan-boy buzz. Either way, just wanted to put it out there. Close observers may also notice the sharper shadow under Portman's face, which now gives her neckline a less supernatural appearance: