Imagine, if you can, you’ve landed yourself an elite, no-nonsense job as an operative for a private intelligence firm, only to see your priorities shift upon infiltrating the anarchist group you were tasked with taking down. Sounds like a recipe for a very awkward conversation with your boss — or the plot to upcoming thriller The East.
Brit Marling stars as the aforementioned operative, tasked with helping her multi-billion dollar corporation clients fight the anted-up, Occupy-Eco-Terror-esque group of anarchists called The East. It is The East’s plot to get justice for the environment at any cost — a cost mostly paid by the corporations for which Marling’s character Sarah works. Sarah infiltrates The East’s ranks in order to bring them down from the inside — but things get complicated when she starts to fall for the group’s charismatic leader, Benji (Alexander Skarsgård). Sarah must decide where her alliegance lies: with the man she’s developing feelings for, or the people that pay her salary. Also starring Ellen Page and Patricia Clarkson, this thriller is not to be missed.
The East hits theaters on May 31st, but we’ve got an exclusive look at the film in the photos below.