Brit Marling is quickly proving herself to truly be the go-to queen for writing and starring in strong independent films about women. In her latest venture, called 'The East', she stars alongside a phenomenal cast, including Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard.
While promoting the film, Ellen Page revealed why she decided to take the film, explaining, "I was working with a great script that was beautifully written and compellingly suspenseful." Marling also adds, "We really wanted to present an entertaining espionage thriller that was personal, not just political. But we also wanted to make a movie that is about now, and this is now for us.”
Ellen Page also spoke about reuniting with her X-Men co-stars in Montreal for 'Days of Future Past', explaining, "Being with the old and the new in Montreal has been lots of fun." However, despite her giant success in Hollywood, Page reveals that it's still difficult for her to get movies greenlit about women. She adds, "It’s like pushing a giant boulder up Everest."
The East is currently in limited release in the US, will expand worldwide next week, and X-Men: Days of Future Past will be releasing the summer of 2014.