Sundance 2013 is just over a week away, and with so many brilliant films making their debut at the festival, there’s a lot to look forward to for those going to Park City. One of my personal most anticipated films heading to Utah is Zal Batmanglij’s The East.
Batmanglij made a name for himself back in 2011 with his feature debut, Sound of My Voice, which also debuted at Sundance two years ago. And we can’t wait to see his return to the festival.
With its world premiere just days away, USA Today have given us a new image from the film, giving us a new look at two of its awesome leading cast, Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgård.
“Someone is attacking big corporate CEOs and forcing them to consume harmful products they manufacture. An elite private intelligence firm is called into action and contracts ex-FBI agent Sarah Moss to infiltrate a mysterious anarchist collective, The East, suspected to be responsible. Skilled, focused, and bent on success, Sarah goes undercover and dedicates herself to taking down the organization. She soon finds, however, that the closer she gets to the action, the more she sympathizes with the group’s charismatic leaders.”
Joining Page and Skarsgård is an excellent cast, headed up by Brit Marling, Toby Kebbell, Patricia Clarkson, Julia Ormond, Shiloh Fernandez, and Aldis Hodge.
Batmanglij reunites once more with the immensely talented Marling here, directing from a script the two co-wrote.
The East will be getting its world debut this month at Sundance, and is definitely a must-see film of the festival, and a must-see film of the year. No word yet on its UK or US release date, but Fox Searchlight have already acquired the Stateside rights, and here’s to hoping it will be hitting the big screen not too long into the year. (Hopefully following a UK debut at Sundance London.)