Tom Hanks is already starring in the upcoming A Hologram for the King, an adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel that reteams the Two-time Academy Award winner with Cloud Atlas co-helmer Tom Tykwer. Now, Deadline reveals that Hanks is planning another big screen take on Eggers with The Circle. The Spectacular Now director James Ponsoldt is writing and directing the big screen take on the 2013 novel, officially described as follows:
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
Hanks is attached to both star in and produce The Circle alongside Gary Goetzman through their Playtone banner.The project is said to be actively being shopped around Hollywood this week, so check back for additional details on the project in the very near future.
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