Director Zal Batmanglij won the hearts and minds of film fans the world over with his astonishing debut feature length film, The Sound of My Voice, and he now continues that brilliance with new film The East.
While the title may not conjure up thoughts of much at all, the trailer will definitely have you hooked. Batmanglij has assembled a tremendous cast for his new film, and leading the charge is Ellen Page who provides the voiceover, and harsh warning of the trailer. While the directors first film looked at two people infiltrating a mysterious cult, The East deals with the same sort of set up, but this time see’s an intelligence firm send in an undercover operative to infiltrate an anarchist group. I would imagine everything does not go to plan!
The trailer is truly chilling, and a brilliant set up for a film I knew nothing about until now. The East looks terrific!
Directed by Zal Batmanglij, the film is co-written by Batmanglij and Brit Marling. The cast icludes Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgard, Brit Marling, Julia Ormond, Shiloh Fernandez, Patricia Clarkson, Toby Kebbell, Aldis Hodge and Billy Slaughter.
In THE EAST, Sarah Moss (Marling) is a brilliant operative for an elite private intelligence firm whose top objective is to ruthlessly protect the interests of their A-list corporate clientele. She is assigned to go undercover to infiltrate an anarchist collective known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Living amongst them in an effort to get closer to their members, Sarah finds herself unexpectedly torn between two worlds as she starts to fall in love with the group’s charismatic leader, finding her life and her priorities irrevocably changed.