Watch: Teaser Trailer for Zal Batmanglij's Sundance Thriller 'The East'
"Spy on us, we'll spy to you." Fox Searchlight has debuted the first teaser trailer for Zal Batmanglij's The East, his second feature following Sound of My Voice, a corporate eco-terrorist mystery-thriller starring Brit Marling. This just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was absolutely fantastic, so I'm glad they're starting to promote it right away. Ellen Page also stars, and you can hear her voice in this trailer, plus Alexander Skarsgård, Toby Kebbell, Julia Ormond and Aldis Hodge. This just seems to be an early teaser with a fair amount of footage, only giving us a quick peak at what to expect. Don't miss this one!
Watch the first official trailer for Zal Batmanglij's The East, originally from Apple:
In the film, Sarah Moss (Brit 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. The East is the second feature from up-and-coming filmmaker Zal Batmanglij (of Sound of My Voice previously), who co-wrote the script with Brit Marling. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is being released by Fox Searchlight later this year, but they haven't set an official date yet.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
that leaves very good taste... I hope it will be ok...
shiboleth on Jan 21, 2013
99% strikes back
Robert L. Tuva on Jan 21, 2013
Ahh, justified terrorism, class warfare, glamorous victimology! This one's going Oscar for sure!
l.21 on Jan 21, 2013
People justify terror everyday.
Carpola on Jan 21, 2013
this looks great!
$6296288 on Jan 21, 2013
Looks funny. Anarchy is jokes.
Carpola on Jan 21, 2013
The director has 'batman' in his name. I don't have to watch this trailer. He already has my vote.
Nick Sears on Jan 21, 2013
Trailer looks pretty crazy though.
Guest on Jan 21, 2013
I support this film(trailer). I heard it comes out November 5th(*chuckles*)
David Banner on Jan 22, 2013
I feel pretentious and cliche mentioning it but I love Brit Marling (and batmanglij's) work. Another Earth, The Sound of My Voice...so great. I look forward to this.
Miguel Angel Portela on Jan 22, 2013
I loved "the sound of my voice". Exceptional. Seen it twice so far. Agreed!
CookieMonster on Jan 22, 2013
Sorry Juno, you don't scare me.
Nielsen700 on Jan 24, 2013
Wow. Ellen Page trying to sound intimidating. Yikes.
Sycophantic Sockdrawer on Feb 3, 2013
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