Watch the Official Trailer for ‘The Circle’
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Which begs the question: Are you watching The Circle or is The Circle watching you or is Dave Eggers watching all of us right now?
As fans of blockbuster literary adaptations and cyber-thrillers are no doubt aware, we are only a few short months away from the premiere of The Circle, starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, adapted from Dave Eggers’ 2013 bestselling dystopian novel. That means it’s time for an official trailer. (That snippet back in December? That was a teaser, apparently. Do you feel teased?) The Circle’s story follows an ambitious young woman, Mae, who lands her dream job at the world’s most influential internet company, The Circle. (Are there any lawyers reading this? The company is definitely not Google, okay?) While Mae is initially ecstatic about her new position and the company’s world-changing potential, she slowly begins to question the line between privacy and democracy. From there, thriller-ish stuff unfolds.
The movie arrives in theaters on April 28th. So if you haven’t polished off the doorstopper already, that gives you about two-and-a-half months to read it and then pretentiously tell all your friends that the book was far superior.