Patricia Clarkson Looks to The East


The cast for the upcoming thriller The East continues to grow as, today, Variety reports that Patricia Clarkson is eyeing a role.

She will join Brit Marling, who co-wrote the project alongside Zat Batmanglij (who will also direct), Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page and Toby Kebbell, in the dramatic thriller, which is said is to focus on a group of eco terrorists led by Skarsgard’s character. Marling plays a law enforcement agent who goes undercover to infiltrate the group.

Clarkson, who has recently appeared in films like Easy A and Friends With Benefits (as well as on a recent episode of “Parks and Recreation”) would play the part of Marling’s character’s boss.

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