Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray director Zal Batmanglij's thriller The East (2013), starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, and Ellen Page. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on September 17th.
An undercover investigator's moral compass begins to change when she infiltrates an anarchist group responsible for targeting major corporations. When the CEOs of high profile companies find themselves the victims of a number of covert attacks, former FBI agent Sarah Moss (Brit Marling) is recruited by private intelligence firm Hiller Brood to gather information on 'The East', a shadowy eco-activist collective thought to be responsible. After finally managing to infiltrate the group, however, Sarah discovers her allegiances beginning to shift, as she increasingly begins to question the moral uncertainties of her life and finds herself falling under the spell of the group's charismatic leader Benji (Alexander Skarsgård).
Saw it last Sunday at Sundance in Madison, WI. Really enjoyed it, and will be buying day 1. Wish there were some more features like a director/cast commentary.
Agree Mike Scott. Brit Marling is really good. She was great in "Arbitrage" too. She was also impressive doing promotion for "The East" on Real Time w/ Bill Maher. She seemed very bright and down to earth. Not vapid like the celebs who are in the news all the time.