Ellen Page Headed 'East'
Fox Searchlight is back in business with JUNO star Ellen Page, who’s in final talks to join Brit Marling and Alexander Skarsgard in Zal Batmanglij’s thriller THE EAST, Variety's Jeff Sneider exclusively reports. Written by Marling and Batmanglij, the story concerns a private contracting firm tasked with protecting big corporations from radical environmentalists and anti-business extremists. The firm assigns its best and brightest agent to infiltrate a mysterious anarchist organization known only as "The East." Marling stars as the undercover agent, who finds herself falling for the leader of The East, played by Skarsgard. Page will play Izzy, a member of The East who used to be Skarsgard’s lover and is now jealous of the attention he pays Marling’s character.