At the end of last month, we got the great news that Ellen Page would be joining rising young star Brit Marling – who seemingly can do it all, already having acting, writing, directing, and producing credits to her name – for her newest project, The East.

Granted, that news unfortunately came at the cost of Felicity Jones having to leave the project due to other commitments, but Page is a great actress who’ll fill Jones’ shoes nicely, so all is good in my books.

We’ve now got the brilliant news, courtesy of THR, that Toby Kebbell, best known for his fantastic performance as Johnny Quid in Guy Ritchie’s brilliant RocknRolla, is joining the increasingly excellent cast too.

“The movie centers on a female agent (Marling) from [a] private security firm that protect corporations who infiltrates a terrorist organization known as the East.”

Alexander Skarsgård (TV’s True Blood) will be playing the group’s leader, with Page being a member of the organisation.

“Kebbell will play a doctor who was treated with a tainted drug that caused him to have Parkinson’s-like symptoms.”

Marling has co-written the project with Zal Batmanglij, who will direct, with whom she worked on Sound Of My Voice, which premiered at Sundance this year alongside Marling’s other film, Another Earth, both of which have been picked up by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

The film’s basic premise sounds awesome, and its cast really is shaping up brilliantly already. I thought Kebbell really was so good as Johnny Quid in RocknRolla, and I’m really looking forward to seeing him in this. He’ll next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse next January, and then Clash of the Titans 2 alongside Sam Worthington next March.

Just because I can, I’ve embedded one of my favourite scenes from RocknRolla below to familiarise you with Kebbell’s brilliant talents in case you aren’t already aware of his excellence. It’s such a good scene, and the piano music is amazing. (The best bit starts at about 30 seconds in.)

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