The East

The East

 

In a world of corporate influence and power, where does your loyalty lie? The East stars writer-actress Brit Marling as Sarah Moss, a former FBI agent turned private intelligence officer who is about to face the most difficult test of allegiance she’s ever experienced.

The East

 

The East

 

Moss’ new employer, Hiller Brood, specializes in protecting the interests of its powerful corporate clients, at any cost. When the head of a pharmaceutical giant gets targeted by the elusive eco-anarchist group The East, Moss gets assigned to infiltrate the group and stop them before their next attack. With her skills and determination, Moss has no trouble initiating herself into the collective—but stopping them becomes another story altogether. After seeing their plans and joining them on an anti-corporate mission, Moss realizes that The East is way ahead of the counter-intelligence agency; and after living and breathing with the most committed people she has ever met, Moss begins to give The East’s goals another thought. Soon, Moss becomes torn between her duties at Hiller Brood and her newfound connection with The East. Not to mention her budding romance with the group’s charismatic leader, Benji (Alexander Skarsgard)!

The East

 

Written by Zat Batmanglij and Brit Marling and directed by Zat Batmanglij, The East will be released into limited theaters on May 31, 2013. This Fox Searchlight Pictures drama also stars Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson, Toby Kebbell, and Shiloh Fernandez.

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What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

Divorce can be an ugly thing, especially for a child caught in the middle. In What Maisie Knew, one young girl navigates her parents’ bitter custody battle with innocence and charm. This contemporary version of Henry James’ classic novel highlights the toll that divorce and neglect can take on a child—and the life-affirming grace that a child can bring to a parent.

What Maisie Knew

Six-year-old Maisie (Onata Aprile) is caught between a rock and a hard place. Neither her father, aging rock star Beale (Steve Coogan), nor her mother, contemporary art dealer Susanna (Julianne Moore), have ever cared about her well-being. Their custody battle is just one more fight for superiority in a divorce that has become a clash of wills. As Beale and Susanna raise the stakes for their daughter, Maisie must find a way to coexist or risk losing a parent. Lauded as giving “the most remarkable performance ever seen by a child this age,” Maisie shows that there’s light in even the darkest of situations.

What Maisie Knew

Written for the screen by Nancy Doyle and Carroll Cartwright, and directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, What Maisie Knew will see a limited theatrical release in New York  and Los Angeles on May 3, 2013 and May 17, 2013 respectively. This Millennium Films drama also stars Alexander Skarsgard and Joanna Vanderham. Rated R for some language.

 

Disconnect

Disconnect

Every family wants to be closer. Every couple has secrets. Everyone is fighting to get ahead. Every cause has an effect. In Disconnect, a dozen lives collide as they search for meaning, justice, and connection.

Disconnect

Three interconnected stories, three chances for redemption. A busy lawyer (Jason Bateman) spends all day glued to his cell phone, neglecting his family in order to maintain his wealth of professional contacts. A naive couple (Alexander Skarsgard and Paula Patton) try to connect with strangers over the internet, and they get their identity stolen for their troubles. An ambitious journalist (Andrea Riseborough) wants to write a story about a teenager performing on an adult-only website, but their interaction jeopardizes both her career and his life. As each story progresses, three worlds clash, with lives hanging in the balance. Disconnect explores the dark side of connectedness—and highlights the many ways in which we can lose ourselves in today’s increasingly wired world.

Disconnect Disconnect

Written by Andrew Stern and directed by Academy-Award nominated Henry-Alex Rubin, Disconnect will see a limited theatrical release on April 12, 2013. This LD Entertainment drama also stars Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Michael Nyqvist, Max Thieriot, Colin Ford, Jonah Bobo, and Haley Ramm. Rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, language, violence, and drug use (some involving teens).

Battleship

Battleship, a 2012 science fiction action film, will be aiming to sink move critics battleships as it brings to life the iconic board game America grew up with, putting a slight twist on the somewhat straight-forward narrative.  We all know how to play, but who knew that we had extraneous forces such as alien playing a factor?

Taking place in the Hawaiian Islands, a naval fleet in the area ends up investigating some strange occurrences on international waters that leaves some people confused.  Upon discovering an unresponsive alien ship stranded at sea, the military aims to discover the possible threat of the visitors.

Learning that the aliens, who are known as “the Regents”, are trying to build a power source in the ocean, the world begins to retaliate, with battles ensuring all over the globe.  The film will being showing both sides of the conflict so the viewer can see where all the battleships lie, just as with the hit board game.

Directed by Peter Berg, Battleship will be featuring critically-acclaimed actors such as Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, and Taylor Kitsch, as well as pop star Rhianna and Sports Illustrated supermodel Brooklyn Decker.  Actual US Sailors from the USS Hué and Vicksburg ships were used  in the filming as well to give it a true-to-life environment.  Hopefully, with this interesting take on a classic game,  Berg will have no problem sinking our battleships.

Rebecca Wang – Producer
Rebecca Wang Entertainment