Emma Watson joins Tom Hanks for thriller

Emma Watson joins Tom Hanks for thriller

Watson will portray an employee hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle.



By Reuters

Published: Sun 28 Jun 2015, 9:39 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:46 PM

Emma Watson will star alongside Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt’s upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle. Shooting will start in September in California.

Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) is directing from his own script.

Watson will portray an employee hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which 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 monetised and used for surveillance, rendering privacy obsolete.

“Emma Watson is one of my favourite actors, and her incredible talent, sensitivity and deep intelligence will bring an electric energy to The Circle,” Ponsoldt said.


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