October 6, 2011
by Ethan Anderton
The most recent casting had Ellen Page taking on a role that will pit her against the film's star and co-writer Brit Marling, but now The East has just gained another fantastic female talent. Variety now has word that Patricia Clarkson (Easy A, Good Night and Good Luck) has joined the eco-terrorist thriller which 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. The Oscar-nominated Clarkson will be playing Marling's boss.
Friends with Benefits and "Parks & Recreation" on NBC, but her dramatic work is even better.