Fox Searchlight has debuted the first trailer for Zal Batmanglij’s The East. Brit Marling (Another Earth) stars as a corporate undercover operative who infiltrates an anarchist cult known for executing covert attacks against major corporations. She soon finds herself unexpectedly torn between two worlds as she starts to fall in love with the group’s charismatic leader (Alexander Skarsgard), finding her life and her priorities irrevocably changed.
The thriller just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is said to be a follow-up to Batmanglij’s Sound of My Voice in which Marling also starred. Reviews have been mostly positive so far with Variety stating that this “involving spy drama builds to a terrific level of intrigue”
Watch the trailer below or click over to Apple for HD: