EuropaCorp has premiered the first trailer for James Ponsoldt’s “The Circle” starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt and Bill Paxton.
Based on Dave Eggers’ novel, the story focuses on a young woman (Watson) who is hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle.
The company links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.
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.
Ponsoldt, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Anthony Bregman will produce.