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Hanks+Watson+Boyega = Profit?

By Bekka Supp | Trailers | January 3, 2017 |

By Bekka Supp | Trailers | January 3, 2017 |


I don’t know. This- this doesn’t look good. I’m hoping the source material, Dave Eggers’ 2013 dystopian novel of the same name (built around elements from Aldous Huxley’s 1932 book Brave New World and George Orwell’s legendary 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four) and the cast will save it, but I’m not so sure. In case your doubts are much like mine, here’s the synopsis to destroy your joy:

Mae Holland (Emma Watson) is an ambitious young woman who lands a job at one of the most advanced technology corporations in the world led by the charismatic Bailey (Tom Hanks). The Circle is a company like no other, developing state of the art social and scientific technology such as cameras that allow a person’s entire life to be streamed online, medicine that can cure almost anything, and tracking that can capture any criminal. The Circle’s main opinion is that secrets are bad, privacy is not something that should be desired and all information should be freely available to all, but for a company who puts across such a message, its entire founding is shrouded in mystery. This lack of privacy idea is becoming an increasingly worrying prospect for Mae’s mysterious colleague Kalden (John Boyega), who warns her of the implications of this new thought. But will she come to realise this before she sinks deeper into the company? Or will it be too late? - Contact Music


I can’t be the only one who thinks this sounds like a poor man’s version of Ex Machina for the not so quick, right? The Circle is a sci-fi thriller written and directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now, Smashed) and is set to be released on April 28th 2017.

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