Actresss Ellen Page has joined the cast of The East for Fox Searchlight Pictures and writer-director Zal Batmanglij. We first reported on the project last month when Alexander Skarsgård joined the cast.

The story centers on a contracting firm which tries to protect massive corporations from a mysterious anarchist group known only as The East. Alexander Skarsgård stars as The East's leader, while Brit Marling plays an undercover agent who falls for Alexander Skarsgård. Ellen Page plays Izzy, a member of The East and Alexander Skarsgård's former lover.

Zal Batmanglij is directing The East from a screenplay he co-wrote with Brit Marling. Michael Costigan, Jocelyn Hayes, and Maresa Pullman are producing.

Our earlier report indicated The East will begin production in October, with shooting to take place in Nashville.