The trailer to thrilling dystopian movie, The Circle dropped on December 6. The film stars Emma Watson in the role of Mae Holland, a new employee at a tech giant called The Circle, in California, and is ecstatic about her new job. Things take a chilling turn when Holland learns about the effects of invasive technology on society.
The trailer gives us a goose-bump inducing peek into the life of Mae Holland and those around her and how their lives are drastically changed due to technology and how their privacy is compromised due to the collection of information by tech companies to form a single virtual identity. The speeches given by Tom Hanks‘ character are eerily similar to those given by CEO’s of tech companies in the real world; a constant reminder of how technology in the real world is getting more and more invasive. Hanks’ character also outlines the goals of the company against shots of democracy being screwed over by the same company.
The Circle is written and directed by James Ponsoldt based on the Dave Eggers novel of the same name.
The film is distributed by French company EuropaCorp and is set to release on April 28, 2017. British actors John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Karen Gillan (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Doctor Who) also play characters employed by The Circle.
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Here’s the official plot synopsis :