THE EAST starring Brit Marling (ANOTHER EARTH), Alexander Skarsgård (TRUE BLOOD), Ellen Page (JUNO) and Patricia Clarkson (STATION AGENT) will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on June 28th 2013.
An official selection at this year’s Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals, THE EAST sees Director Zal Batmanglij collaborate once more with actress and co-writer Brit Marling following their critically acclaimed debut SOUND OF MY VOICE.
THE EAST, a suspenseful and provocative espionage thriller, stars Marling as former FBI agent Sarah Moss. Moss is starting a new career at Hiller Brood, an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the interests of its A-list corporate clientele. Handpicked for a plum assignment by the company’s head honcho, Sharon (Patricia Clarkson), Sarah goes deep undercover to infiltrate The East, an elusive anarchist collective seeking revenge against major corporations guilty of covering up criminal activity. Determined, highly-trained and resourceful, Sarah soon ingratiates herself with the group, overcoming their initial suspicions and joining them on their next action or “jam.” But living closely with the intensely committed members of The East, Sarah finds herself torn between her two worlds as she starts to connect with anarchist Benji (Alexander Skarsgård) and the rest of the collective, and awakens to the moral contradictions of her personal life.
Directed by Zal Batmanglij (SOUND OF MY VOICE), THE EAST is produced by Ridley Scott (PROMETHEUS, AMERICAN GANGSTER) Michael Costigan (PROMETHEUS, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN), Jocelyn Hayes-Simpson (LOLA VERSUS, I’M NOT THERE) and Brit Marling (ANOTHER EARTH).