On November 05, Brit was in New York for the Museum Of Modern Art 2013 Film Benefit in honour of actress Tilda Swinton, looking lovely as ever. Pictures from the event have been added to the gallery, along with a brand new look launched at the main site – what do you think?
Public Appearances > 2013 > Nov 05 | Museum Of Modern Art Film Benefit
Writer/producer/actress: Brit Marling is the kind of triple threat we like. She’s carved out her niche in Hollywood with a DIY attitude. Why wait for someone else to give you opportunities when you can create them yourself? She co-wrote “Sound of My Voice” with indie director Zal Batmanglij and “After Earth” with Mike Cahill, and both landed in the festival circuit in 2011 and instantly launched her career. Offers came pouring in, including working alongside Tom Cruise in the big-budgeted sci-film film, “Oblivion.” It would have been a justifiable role to take; indie actress makes good and takes a paycheck as a reward to keep herself going. Instead, she turned down the role and has only made smart supporting choices in its place, including writing and starring in 2013’s eco-terrorist thriller “The East” with Batmanglij once again. Marling has proven, if you’ve got the ideas and the gumption, you can make your own backdoor into the movie business.
So what’s next? Well, there’s several projects she has brewing, a potential Danny Boyle-related mini-series, Mike Cahill’s next film, “The Keeping Room” with Hailee Steinfeld, a Terrence Malick-produced movie, etc., but she’s also working on her next writing gig. In a recent Esquire piece, the actor/writer revealed she is kicking around a BDSM project (bondage and discipline/sadism and masochism) called, “Boar.” Considering her works so far, we can probably safely assume it’s a world away from the fan-fiction milieu of “Fifty Shades Of Grey.” It evidently hopes to explore ideas “about sex and monogamy through a relationship between a vulnerable man and a dominatrix.” In fact, Marling even provided Esquire an excerpt from the script which you can read below and the scene does discuss the exact aforementioned ideas: secrets, basic human desires and the notions that monogamy and love might be outdated concepts. We’d pay to see this. Would you? The full script excerpt can be read over at Esquire.
Deadline are reporting that Brit Marling has signed up to TV pilot Babylon, which is being directed by Trance and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle:
Danny Boyle is keeping busy in TV these days. In the U.S., he’s teamed with FX and his Slumdog Millionaire writer and producer Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson for 10-part WWII miniseries Telemark. Closer to home, he’s readying a pilot for Channel 4‘s straight-to-series police comedy/drama Babylon. BAFTA winners Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong are scripting the pilot which Boyle will direct. Brit Marling (Another Earth, Arbitrage) has now been cast in the lead as Liz Garvey, a new-media savvy American who’s parachuted in to revolutionize the PR department of London’s police force. Described as “razor-sharp and visually audacious,” Babylon takes a wry look at the people and politics in the command rooms and on the frontlines of a modern police force, as it attempts to uphold the peace under constant scrutiny. The pilot shoots this fall for an early 2014 airdate and a further six episodes have been ordered for production in 2014.
The eco-thriller The East, starring Brit Marling and Alexander Skarsgard, will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on Sept. 17. Speakeasy has an exclusive sneak peek at two deleted scenes featured on the disc.
Earlier today, Brit attend the Mulberry SS 2014 show as part of London Fashion Week, looking gorgeous. Pictures from the event have been added to the gallery – enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2013 > Sep 15 | London Fashion Week: Mulberry SS14
Thanks to Holly we have scans of Brit and The East from the summer edition of Total Film. Enjoy!
Press > 2013 > Summer | Total Film
The morning panel discussion at the Traverse City Film Festival had Michael Moore talking with Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, who have a decade-long friendship and have collaborated (co-writing, directing, acting) on the films The East and Sound of My Voice.
“I have a lot of hope for cinema as an art form when I see what young people are doing,” Moore said when introducing the talk, and Marling and Batmanglij did a fine job endorsing that notion.
The three covered lots of ground in their discussion, but the most inspiring stories came as Batmanglij and Marling described carving their own path through the filmmaking world. They and their third collaborator, Michael Cahill, met at Georgetown University. Two studied economics. One studied anthropology. But they all fell in love with filmmaking.
They stayed together as pals and collaborators, eventually moving to Los Angeles to make movies. They had zero luck breaking into the Hollywood machine, and Marling recalled a casting call where she had to act a scene where her body was being dismembered by a guy with a chainsaw. It was a watershed moment. She went back to the apartment she shared with Batmanglij and Cahill and said, “This stuff is crap.” And it fueled their determination to write and produce their own films.
When Brit Marling graduated from Georgetown with a major in economics, she was on track for a job at Goldman Sachs. Instead, she chose acting and, like a lot of women in Hollywood these days, found herself dissatisfied with the roles available to her. So she started writing and, in 2011, was met with major critical acclaim when two of her films, Another Earth and Sound of My Voice, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. In just a few short years she’s become a sort of queen of the indie film circuit; she’s also enjoyed sartorial success, wearing designers like Prabal Gurung, Valentino, and Marni on the red carpet and landing in the pages of Vogue and on the cover of W. Her classic fashion choices are usually paired with naturally wavy blonde hair and organically dewy skin, but turns out the Los Angeles-based Marling does have fun with beauty. Her hairstylist, Laini Reeves, and makeup artist, Darlene Jacobs, were tasked with showing off summer’s top beauty trends—wet hair, blue eyeliner, red lips, braids, and bold brows—on a more than willing Marling.
Photoshoots & Portraits > Set 034
I’ve just added two new photoshoots that Brit has done recently – one with co-collaborator Zal Batmanglij for the August issue of Empire, and the other for the August issue of InStyle UK. Enjoy!
Brit was featured in the August issue of Empire magazine, and I have just added HQ scans to the gallery. As these were scanned by me for the site, please credit britmarling.net if you post these elsewhere. Thanks!
Press > 2013 > Aug | Empire