New Featurette on ‘The East’

Take a look at a new featurette about The East, a suspenseful and provocative espionage thriller from acclaimed writer-director Zal Batmanglij and writer-actress Brit Marling (the duo also wrote and produced last years acclaimed Sound Of My Voice).

And if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a look at the trailer:

The East - PosterThe East 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 SkarsgÃ¥rd) and the rest of the collective, and awakens to the moral contradictions of her personal life.

The East will be in select US theatres starting from 31st May. And with a writing team like this one, you know it’s a must see.