|Toby Kebbell, Patricia Clarkson, Shiloh Fernandez and Aldis Hodge join »The East« / New features on EPO|
Since the last update, four more actors have joined the main cast of »The East«, including Toby Kebbell (»RocknRolla«), Patricia Clarkson (»Friends with Benefits«), Shiloh Fernandez (»Red Riding Hood«) and Aldis Hodge (»Leverage«). While Clarkson will play Sharon, the ruthless boss of the private security firm that Marling's character Sarah Moss is working for, the three guys are part of the mysterious, eponymous eco-activist group. Kebbell is set to star as a doctor simply called "Doc" with Parkinsons-like symptoms caused by a tainted drug, with Hodge playing an "ex-military member of the townspeople who is affiliated with the group" and Fernandez as a "free-spirited and sexually adventurous member of Skarsgards eco-terrorism group".
In the meanwhile I was in the lucky position to read the August 2011 draft of the movie script. Without going out on a limb or giving too much away at this early stage, I think "Izzy" is tailor-made for Ellen and this role could be the opportunity to get finally rid of the ubiquitous »Juno« image.
Filming is currently underway in Shreveport, Louisiana and is scheduled to continue until mid-December. While other websites are tentatively anticipating a late 2012 release, I rather believe the premiere will be held at the 2013 Sundance since the film festival has been a good place for Brit Marling's »Another Earth« in the past.
Finally, here are two recent tweets from Aldis Hodge which give you an idea of what you can expect from the movie and its cast:
Over the last few days, I have completely revised the »Other Projects« page to make EPO an even better website. There you will find information about projects that Ellen was originally attached to (»Jack and Diane«, »Drag Me to Hell« and »Jane Eyre«), which never happened (»The Good Canary« play) or haven't been released (»Tilda«). In October I also modified the news and press archive scripts and added some new features. Instead of a general EPO string, the title bar of the browser now shows the subject of the current page. At the same time, the first sentences of the actual page content are included in the description meta tag. What looks like minor changes at first sight, has a huge influence on the way single pages are indexed by search engines and displayed in the search results. Just Google "Ellen Page Glenn Martin DDS" and you will see what I mean!