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Monday, July 10, 2006

The Black Dahlia

(Director:) Brian De Palma
(Genre:) Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
(Year:) 2006
(Starring:) Hilary Swank....Madeleine Sprague
Josh Hartnett....Ofcr. Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert
Scarlett Johansson....Kay Lake
Aaron Eckhart....Sgt. Leland "Lee" Blanchard
Mia Kirshner....Elizabeth Short

The Black Dahlia is set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two cops, Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and his partner, Lee Blanchard, investigate the death of Elizabeth Short, a young woman found brutally murdered. Bucky soon realizes that his girlfriend had ties to the deceased, and soon after that, he begins uncovering corruption and conspiracy within the police department.

Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank will play a femme fatale in The Black Dahlia, the film version of a mysterious real life murder.

Cop Bucky Bleichert (JOSH HARTNETT) with socialite
Madeleine Linscott (HILARY SWANK)

Entertainment industry bible Daily Variety reported that the role in the picture, which tells the story of two former boxers-turned-policemen investigating the brutal murder of a woman, calls for Swank to go glamorous. While Swank came to prominence playing boyish roles in Boys Don't Cry and the upcoming Million Dollar Baby, De Palma wants her to lead with her looks this time.

Her character is a seductress who is the spitting image of the murder victim in the adaptation of James Ellroy's novel, which was in turn based on the brutal 1940s murder of an African-American woman that sent shockwaves through Los Angeles.


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