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It’s likely that your first introduction to Brit Marling came from our weekly Watch It feature. Her film "Sound of My Voice" had three of our writers buzzing about the talented rising actress, writer and producer.

In the movie, Marling plays Maggie, a present-day cult leader claiming to have time traveled from the future. Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius), a documentary filmmaking couple, infiltrate her group intent on exposing the mysterious leader and freeing her followers—who believe they were chosen to escape a future disaster as long as they obey Maggie's commands.

Marling co-wrote "Sound" with director Zal Batmanglij, a friend she's been working with since college when she was an Econ-major-turned-filmmaker. The film hits select theaters today and we caught up with Marling to talk about the challenges she faced playing Maggie, her interest in time travel and "The East," her next film with Batmanglij also starring Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page.

MTV: The underlying theme of this movie is community. What specifically interests you about the idea of community and being part of something?

Brit Marling: I think that we all feel that right now. It's funny that it's sort of a given that a lot of people will leave the town they grew up in and travel to some city in search of a particular career or dream or ambition that they feel is their destiny. I think that can be a really alienating experience. So, I think it's this idea of being able to get outside your loneliness and be part of a tribe by choice. It seemed like just a fascinating world to us.

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Rose Leslie"Downton Abbey" star Rose Leslie likely knows something about the big role she just landed on "Game of Thrones."

Entertainment Weekly has the news that Leslie will play Ygritte, the love interest of Jon Snow in the second season of HBO's hit fantasy drama. Leslie certainly fits the description of Ygritte in the books, though it's hard to picture the wildling without the heavy clothing and cloaks she wears to keep herself warm north of The Wall. Ygritte is one of the last major players left to be cast this season.

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Django Unchained

The cast for "Django Unchained" continues to grow under the guidance of director Quentin Tarantino.

The latest actor to join the film is "Lost's" M.C. Gainey. He will play Big John Brittle, an overseer at Carrucan Plantation. The movie follows Jamie Foxx as the titular Django, a freed slave who becomes a bounty hunter and goes to track down his slave wife and liberate her from her evil plantation owner, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. "Django Unchained" also includes Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Kurt Russell and Laura Cayouette in its cast.

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ASkarsHot off the heels of "Battleship," Alexander Skarsgard is lining up plenty of new film projects to keep him busy during his "True Blood" off-season.

The latest of these is Brit Marling's thriller "The East," The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The flick follows a female agent who penetrates an eco-terrorist group called The East. THR says that if the deal happens, Skarsgard will play the head of the group who is seeking revenge against unethical corporations.

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