A. Skars is Totally Unrecognizable in 'The East'

Jarett Wieselman
January 21, 2013
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A. Skars is Totally Unrecognizable in 'The East'

Alexander Skarsgard's new movie, The East, was unveiled this weekend at The Sundance Film Festival, and now a bracing new trailer for the drama has been unleashed upon the world.

In the politically charged drama, the nearly unrecognizable True Blood star plays Benji, a founding member of an eco-anarchist group, called The East, that aims to punish those who pollute the earth. But don't you dare call him the leader.

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"It's very important to Benji that he is not the leader," Skarsgard told EW. "There's no leader. They discuss everything. It's very decentralized, it's a collective."

Also fueling that hive mind is Ellen Page's character, who she describes as "a very intense eco-anarchist [who] believes in people taking responsibly for their destruction and death and sickness they're putting on the planet." Page says that she related to her character on a ethical level, adding, "In our world, we don't hold those people accountable. I can understand [her] frustration."

Click here to watch a trailer for The East, in theaters later this year.


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