We had hoped that James Ponsoldt‘s (“The Spectacular Now,” “The End Of The Tour“) adaptation of Dave Eggers‘ novel “The Circle,” which started shooting in the fall of 2015, would squeak into the fall festival circuit this year. But the film will be released in the spring, and the first trailer has now landed.
Starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, the film is a dramatic thriller about tech overreach, privacy, and the present era in which our entire lives seem to take place online. Here’s the synopsis:
Hanks plays the founder of the world’s largest tech and social media company. He encourages Watson’s character, who’s rising through the company ranks, to live her life with complete transparency — but no one is really safe when everyone is watching. The novel turns into a contemporary thriller about the perils of life in a digital age where personal data is collected, sifted and monetized and used for surveillance, rendering privacy obsolete.
“The Circle” opens on April 28, 2017.