The Circle is a new thriller based on Dave Eggers’ novel of the same name, and this new trailer promises plenty of Big Brother intrigue.
Tom Hanks plays a Steve Jobs type, with Emma Watson the new employee of his company and John Boyega a coworker. It’s tough to tell from this trailer, just how tech savvy The Circle is, but see for yourself:
A young female tech worker takes a job at a powerful internet corporation, quickly rises up the company’s ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation, which that involves privacy, surveillance, and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity.
Maybe it’s just me, but the tech here doesn’t seem that “out there.” It should still be worth a look regardless because, hey, it’s Tom Hanks as a shady brainiac. Plus, it’s the rare bearded Hanks performance. I doubt it ages well, however.
Aside from Hanks, Watson and Boyega, The Circle has Bill Paxton (no doubt here to devour some scenery), Karen Gillan, Boyhood‘s Eller Coltraine, and Patton Oswalt. It’s directed by James Ponsoldt, previously of The Spectacular Now and The End of the Tour, among others.
The Circle opens (get it?) April 28.