This was the movie that really made me love Alexander Skarsgrd as an actor, not just as a pretty face as in True Blood. His and Brit Marling's performances are sensitive and nuanced, and they give a refreshing take on a classic story line. The intimacy and close friendships between the collective make you question the morality of the terrorism they are committing. This is a great, thoughtful movie. Highly recommended.
"From producer Ridley Scott and directed by Zal Batmanglij comes a taut, sexy thriller starring Brit Marling (Arbitrage), Alexander Skarsgard (TV's True Blood) and Oscar Nominee Ellen Page. Sarah Moss (Marling) is an ambitious new recruit at an elite private intelligence firm. Her first undercover assignment is to infiltrate The East, an elusive activist collective that terrorizes corporate leaders who commit crimes against humanity. The more involved she gets, the more Sarah's life is in danger in this great conspiracy thriller (Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News)."
Zal Batmanglij, Patricia Clarkson, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Julia Ormond, Jason Ritter, Jamey Sheridan, Randy Fife, Pamela Roylance, Alexander Skarsgard, Patricia French, Aldis Hodge, Ellen Page, Brit Marling, Toby Kebbell, Billy Slaughter, Ron Flagge, Brian Oerly, Shiloh Fernandez, John Neisler, Billy Magnussen, Ava Bogle, Han Soto, Danielle MacDonald, Hillary Baack, Ryan Grego, Nick Fuhrmann, Benjamin Passmore, Sedef Seren, Richard Zeringue, Orpha Cabigting, John James Tourville, Lani Bemak, Angharad Robinson, Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij