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Tom Hanks and Emma Watson tackle online privacy in trailer for The Circle — watch

on December 06, 2016, 10:21am


It’s been a weird year for Tom Hanks. Does anyone remember him starring in that film adaptation of Dave Eggers’ A Hologram for the King? Didn’t think so. By a show of hands, how many of you actually went out and saw Clint Eastwood’s Sully? Exactly.

Fortunately, he’s back in the saddle with an exciting new feature: James Ponsoldt’s highly anticipated follow-up to his 2014 David Foster Wallace biopic-of-sorts, The End of the Tour. It’s titled The Circle and it’s, yes, another adaptation of Eggers’ work.

This time, it’s a thriller about living in the digital age of online privacy (or the lack thereof) and that finds Hanks playing the founder of a Facebook-esque social network alongside one of his aspiring co-workers played by Emma Watson.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“Hanks plays the founder of the world’s largest tech and social media company. He encourages Watson’s character, who’s rising through the company ranks, to live her life with complete transparency — but no one is really safe when everyone is watching. 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.”

Check out the trailer above and catch the film on April 28th, 2017.

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