Fox Searchlight has released the second trailer for writer/director Zal Batmanglij’s upcoming eco-terrorism thriller The East. The plot centers around a former FBI agent (Brit Marling; she also co-wrote the film), working undercover for an elite private intelligence firm, who finds her priorities changing as she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
The film premiered at Sundance in January to favorable reviews and features an impressive cast of talent that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Julia Ormond, Patricia Clarkson, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez and Jason Ritter.
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.