Opening this weekend is writer-director Zal Batmanglij’s The East, an espionage thriller starring Brit Marling – the film’s co-writer – in the lead. The story centers on a former FBI agent who becomes a private intelligence operative tasked with protecting top-tier corporate clients, but soon questions her loyalties after infiltrating an anarchist group.
We’ve got five exclusive images from both behind the scenes and from the movie itself to share with you today. Be sure to check out Steve’s extended video interview with Marling here, click here to read Matt’s review, and click here to read Adam’s interview with Batmanglij and Marling. The film also stars Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson, Julia Ormond, Shiloh Fernandez and Jason Ritter. Hit the jump for the new images.
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Here’s the official synopsis for The East:
THE EAST, a suspenseful and provocative espionage thriller from acclaimed writer-director Zal Batmanglij and writer-actress Brit Marling, 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.