Already mentioned a number of times in our year-end wrap-ups, Zal Batmanglij‘s confident, low-budget debut Sound of My Voice was a highlight of 2012 and now he’s back again, kicking off 2013 with his follow-up. Set to debut at Sundance Film Festival at the end of the month, we already showed off the first look at The East, but now the drama’s world has opened up with a pair of new stills.
Above one can see stars Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard, who play members in a eco-environmental domestic terrorist group. Speaking with USA Today, co-star Brit Marling (who can be seen below in another new still), talked about the inspiration for the film, saying, “”It seems like across all generations there seems to be a sense of unrest and confusion about where we are and how we’ve gotten here and where we go next. There’s fiscal cliffs and school shootings. It’s a very strange time.” Check back shortly for our take from Park City and check out the new images above and below.
Someone is attacking big corporate CEOs and forcing them to consume harmful products they manufacture. An elite private intelligence firm is called into action and contracts ex-FBI agent Sarah Moss to infiltrate a mysterious anarchist collective, The East, suspected to be responsible. Skilled, focused, and bent on success, Sarah goes undercover and dedicates herself to taking down the organization. She soon finds, however, that the closer she gets to the action, the more she sympathizes with the group’s charismatic leaders.
The East premieres at Sundance Film Festival, kicking off on January 17th.
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