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: Last spring, director Zal Batmanglij and writer/star Brit Marling collaborated on Sound of My Voice
, a thriller about a couple of journalists infiltrating a mysterious club. This spring, Batmanglij and Marling collaborate on The East
, a thriller about a spy infiltrating a mysterious anti-corporation collective. Marling played the cult leader last year and the infiltrator now; combined with the duo's first film, Another Earth
, which she directed, and their whole career feels a bit like one of those stage productions where the actors swap roles every night. But Fox Searchlight seems to be digging the production; they've released all three Batmarling joints so far. Sound of My Voice
showed improvement over Another Earth
, so maybe The East
(which also includes Ellen Page!) will tinker up an advance of its own.