Another Earth and the hypnotic Sound of My Voice, The East is an espionage thriller at heart, with flashes of nicely staged action that are shown off in the newly-released trailer.
Marling stars as an investigator for a private firm who goes undercover in a left-wing anarchist group known for targeting corporations guilty of endangering the environment and the people. Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, and Toby Kebbell lead the activist collective, while Marling's character begins to lose her perspective the deeper she gets involved. It's another fascinating look at fringe culture, and makes for a "pulsing and exciting eco-thriller" as noted in my review.
Co-starring Patricia Clarkson, Shiloh Fernandez, and Julia Ormond, The East takes control on May 31st. Look out for my interview with Marling, Batmanglij, and Page in a future episode of Cinema Royale.