by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, November 19th, 2013
The Mary Sue Interviews Brit Marling, Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Skarsgård, & Ellen Page Of The East
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:45 pm, May 31st, 2013
Screenwriter/actress Brit Marling has returned with another thought-provoking film with director Zal Batmanglij. The East, open in limited release today, stars Marling, Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Skarsgård, and Ellen Page in a spy thriller based around corporate poisonings and the freeganism movement. The Mary Sue was invited to a roundtable discussion with the actors and the director recently, and spoke with them about whether or not this is a political film, women in Hollywood, and what it was like living without entertainment and soap.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 12:55 pm, May 5th, 2013
The story goes something like this: Once upon a time, Relativity Media decided to remake The Crow. They really wanted Luke Evans to play the lead, but between playing Dracula and Bard the Bowman he’s a really busy dude. They (allegedly) considered some other actors, among them Alexander Skarsgård, James McAvoy, and Tom Hiddleston.
But they then decided, no, we’ll just wait for Evans’ schedule to clear up. And they all lived happily ever after
if the movie’s good.
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:01 am, April 30th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 1:15 pm, January 22nd, 2013
We’ve reviewed two of Brit Marling’s films on The Mary Sue. Another Earth left me with deep thoughts, while The Sound of My Voice left me wanting more. Marling’s new outing has her rejoining her Voice director Zal Batmanglij for The East. She plays an “operative for an elite private intelligence firm whose top objective is to ruthlessly protect the interests of their A-list corporate clientele” while an anarchist group works to reveal the corporations shady practices. Alexander Skarsgård and Ellen Page also star as members of the seemingly fictional take on Anonymous.
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:30 pm, December 16th, 2012