GT Featured

Ellen Page joins cast of THE EAST

Ellen Page is once again workign with Fox Searchlight. Variety reports that the Juno star is in final talks to join Brit Marling and Alexander Skarsgard in Zal Batmanglij's thriller The East. The film is being produced under Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Prods. banner. The script was written by Marling and Batmanglij.

The story follows "a private contracting firm tasked with protecting big corporations from radical environmentalists and anti-business extremists that assigns its best and brightest agent to infiltrate a mysterious anarchist organization known only as 'The East.'"

Marling will play an "undercover agent, who finds herself falling for the leader of The East, who will be played by Skarsgard." Page will star as "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."

Page's role was originally set to go to Felicity Jones, but press commitments for Like Crazy forced her to drop out. Michael Costigan, Jocelyn Hayes Simpson and Marling are producing the film that is slated to start production on Nov. 1.

Oscar-nominated actress spent the summer filming Woody Allen's Bop Decameron with Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin and Greta Gerwig. She also starred in James Gunn's Super. Page is a great addition to the cast. What are your thoughts?

Comment not go live instantly?
Read why GT Comment Rules