Upcoming, BRIT MARLING (Sarah/ Written by/ Produced by) will be appearing in
Robert Redford's THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, co-starring alongside Redford, Shia LaBeouf,
and Stanley Tucci. The story centers on a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the
run from a journalist who has discovered his identity. Sony Pictures Classics will release the film
April 5, 2013.
Marling recently wrapped production on A.J. Edwards' THE GREEN BLADE RISES,
opposite Diane Kruger, Wes Bentley and Jason Clarke. The film centers on Abraham Lincoln's
childhood, and tells of the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever and the
two women who guided him to immortality. Marling portrays 'Nancy Lincoln,' Abe's
mother. Prior to lensing "The Green Blade Rises," Marling was seen in Nicholas Jarecki's
financial thriller "Arbitrage," co-starring opposite Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Laetitia
Casta. The film followed a desperate hedge fund magnate (Gere), trying to complete the sale of
his financial empire before it's revealed that he is guilty of fraud.
In 2011, Marling made an indelible mark at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival as the first
female multi-hyphenate to have two films premiere side by side. Marling's first feature length
narrative film, ANOTHER EARTH, premiered at Sundance in the U.S. Dramatic Competition
category. Directed by Mike Cahill, Marling stars, co-wrote and co-produced the film. ANOTHER
EARTH tells the story of an ambitious young student Rhoda Williams' (Marling). On the night of
the world's discovery of a new planet, her life crosses paths with an accomplished composer, John
Burroughs' (William Mapother) in a tragic accident. Stripped of their former lives and hopes, the
two begin an unlikely love affair and contemplate possibilities for a new existence together. But
as cosmic events unfold, the secret that brought them together threatens to tear them apart. Her
second feature length film, SOUND OF MY VOICE, premiered at Sundance in the Next
category. Directed by Zal Batmanglij, Marling stars, co-wrote and co-produced the film. SOUND
OF MY VOICE, follows a young couple who infiltrate a cult lead by 'Maggie,' (Marling). The
couple soon finds themselves falling under Maggie's' spell, testing their relationship and their
sense of reality. Fox Searchlight acquired both films following the festival premieres, and
released them in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Brit was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards
for both films in the categories of Best First Feature (alongside Cahill, Hunter Gray and Nicholas
Shumacher) and Best First Screenplay (alongside Cahill) for ANOTHER EARTH, and for Best
Supporting Female and Best First Feature (alongside Batmanglij, Hans C. Ritter and Shelley
Surpin) for SOUND OF MY VOICE.
Marling's foray into filmmaking started during her college years at Georgetown
University, as she began writing and starring in projects that her friends were working on. This
introduction led Marling to take a leave of absence from school, moving to Havana, Cuba to co-
direct the documentary Boxers and Ballerinas, which followed young artists and athletes living in
the communist country. Marling graduated valedictorian from Georgetown, having studied
Economics and Studio Art. Her work experience included a stint as an investment-banking
analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Realizing that acting and filmmaking was what she found most fulfilling, Marling
followed her passion and moved to Los Angeles, where she currently resides.
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