While we unashamedly love a blockbuster (check out The Mummy reboot trailer by the way), we do like a more thoughtful flick as well. And one that falls into that category is The Circle. Starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, The Circle revolves around a giant tech company pushing the boundaries of privacy, and the first trailer has just arrived!

Emma Watson Stars in The Circle Trailer

Directed by James Ponsoldt, The Circle is a silver screen adaptation of the 2013 Dave Eggers book of the same name. From the first trailer, it seems that they’re going for a Steve Jobs meets Black Mirror type of vibe, and we’re fully on board!

Tom Hanks assumes the Mark Zuckerberg-esque role for his character, while Emma Watson stars as an enthusiastic new employee at his tech start-up. The ethos of The Circle is ‘sharing is caring’, and as such Hanks encourages Watson’s character, who’s rising through the company ranks, to live her life with complete transparency. But beware the perils of privacy…

The Circle Emma Watson
It’ll be interesting to see whether The Circle offers anything new in the debate about social media, privacy and the development of technology. With programmes like Black Mirror only growing in popularity – not to mention the stellar cast – we do think this could be a sleeper for 2017.

Also starring Star Wars’ John Boyega, The Circle is set for release over the Atlantic on 28th April 2017. There’s no official date here yet but we’d assume it’ll be a similar release date. Check out the full trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments below!

The Circle Poster



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