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.
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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. (via /Film) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?