In ‘The Circle,’ a Silicon Valley tech company looks awfully familiar


Dave Eggers’s novel The Circle was released in 2013, but in just three years, the premise of the book has already taken on a more sinister feel. 

The movie adaptation, directed by James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour) stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega, and the new trailer offers a look at tech company the Circle, which seems like a mash of Apple and Google. There’s a passionate CEO type, played by Hanks; Watson’s Mae Holland, a customer service rep who becomes a celebrity by streaming her life; and Boyega as co-worker Kalden, who tries to get Mae to see just how deep the company’s surveillance goes. Why yes, it’s sort of like an episode of Black Mirror

As Hanks’s character says: “We will see it all. If it happens, we’ll know.”

The Circle hits theaters April 2017. 

H/T USA Today 

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.