“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega has been set to star opposite Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in James Ponsoldt’s adaptation of Dave Eggers’ book “The Circle” at Playtone.
Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”) adapted the script for the story of a young woman (Emma Watson) who is hired for a big job in an Internet company called the Circle. Said company links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system.
The result is one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. Things aren’t rosy though as the story explores the perils of the digital age where personal data is collected, sifted and monetized and privacy is rendered obsolete.
Boyega will play Ty, the iconized boy-wonder visionary of the Circle. He and Watson’s character develop a relationship.