Watch: First Trailer for 'The Circle' Adaptation Starring Emma Watson
by Alex Billington
December 6, 2016
Love it when we get surprises like this. EuropaCorp USA has revealed a trailer for the adaptation of the best-selling book The Circle, about a mysterious tech company that hires a young woman who learns there's more to this place than it seems. The book by Dave Eggers is very popular right now, and they made this adaptation very quickly. Emma Watson stars, along with Tom Hanks as the CEO of the company, plus Karen Gillan, John Boyega, Bill Paxton, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, Ellar Coltrane, Ellen Wong, Poorna Jagannathan and Nate Corddry. This is the latest film from one of my favorite directors, James Ponsoldt, of The Spectacular Now and End of the Tour. And it looks damn good. Dive in.
Here's the first official trailer for James Ponsoldt's The Circle, originally from USA Today:
A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man. Adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name. "The Circle's game changer: SeeChange cameras, glass eyeballs that fit anywhere and transmit real-time footage wirelessly. Mae steps into the SeeChange world and instantly explodes from entry-level employee to being famous worldwide for sharing her life, fears and ambitions with millions of strangers." The Circle is both written and directed by American filmmakers James Ponsoldt, of the films Off the Black, Smashed, The Spectacular Now and The End of the Tour previously. It's an adaptation of the book by Dave Eggers. EuropaCorp USA will release Ponsoldt's The Circle in theaters everywhere starting April 28th, 2017 next spring. How does this look?
Looks quite solid. Ponsoldt has my faith in this being a solid picture.
DAVIDPD on Dec 6, 2016
Google 3 years ago? Circle jerks. Will watch it.
Carpola on Dec 6, 2016
You had me at Ponsoldt.
Efterklang on Dec 6, 2016
So there's no alcoholics in this?
Nielsen700 on Dec 6, 2016
I really like Ponsoldt. But based on this trailer, it looks like he's made a middling Black Mirror episode.
Movie Bear on Dec 6, 2016
I still didn't grab and read the book. So, I don't know about this. It looks like it's not dark enough ...
shiboleth on Dec 7, 2016
read the book back when it came out....it is basically a commentary on how much technology/social media culture of today owns us. Very relevant but Black Mirror has covered a few times already
desispeed on Dec 7, 2016
My wife read it and said/described it as very good. But she also described a lot of, let's say, sinister things about social media and related technology of today. I'm pretty much interested to read the book first before watching so that's why I didn't watch anything related to it. But, obviously, I wanna do both ...
shiboleth on Dec 7, 2016
Wait...they ripped off the maze from Westworld? Or Westworld ripped off the Circle? WHICH CAME FIRST?!?
RAW_D on Dec 7, 2016
Does this remind anyone else of Antitrust?
redtie on Dec 7, 2016
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