added: Thu, Feb 9th '17
Tom Hanks wants Emma Watson to 'think different' about fully embracing social transparency in the new full-length trailer for the tech world thriller "The Circle."
Serving as a timely cautionary tale and commentary on today's social media-obsessed culture, the film casts Hanks as a charismatic tech mogul who has a deceptively devious new vision for the way we experience social networking. It's called 'The Circle,' a large campus-like office space where his workers willingly give up their rights to privacy while living under total surveillance.
Emma Watson stars as one of his newly hired underlings who has completely bought into his radical ideas for public transparency. However, she soon realizes that a life without privacy is a life without freedom.
Based on the best-selling book by Dave Eggers (A Hologram for the King), the film also stars The Force Awakens' John Boyega, Guardians of the Galaxy's Karen Gillan and Boyhood's Ellar Coltrane.
Meanwhile, Patton Oswalt, Nate Corddry, and Glenne Headly co-star with Bill Paxton as Watson's MS-stricken father.
Written and directed by James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour, The Spectacular Now), "The Circle" will be coming to theaters on April 28th.
As she rises through the ranks of the world's largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae (Emma Watson) is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks) to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching.
directed by James Ponsoldt
starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Bill Paxton, Patton Oswalt, Nate Corddry, Glenne Headly, Ellar Coltrane, Ellen Wong, Poorna Jagannathan, Elvy Yost
release date April 28, 2017