We live in the age of TMI and everyone sharing their thoughts and experiences seemingly moment by moment. And as that happens, there is no shortage of advertisers, data specialists and more vacuuming up the trail of information we leave behind about the products we like, the places we visit, the books we read, and even where our political affiliations may lie. And that serves as the foundation for James Ponsoldt‘s “The Circle.”
Based on the book by Dave Eggers, and starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, and John Boyega, the story follows a young woman who lands a great job at a leading, Google-esque tech firm that pushes the idea on their users of full transparency. But she soon finds out some dark secrets lurking behind the curtain. Here’s the official synopsis:
Based on the international best-seller by Dave Eggers, The Circle is a thrilling modern morality tale starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega. As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae (Watson) is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey (Hanks) to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching.
“The Circle” opens on April 28th.