Karen Gillan joins The Circle Cast
Deadline is reporting that “Doctor Who” and Guardians of the Galaxy star Karen Gillan is set to join stars Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega in James Ponsoldt’s upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle. Production on the film is set to begin this month in California.
Eggers’ novel focuses on a young woman (Watson) who is hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which 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. Gillan will play Annie, a warm, cute, goofy, old-money confident and fiercely intelligent member of The Circle.
The novel turns into a contemporary thriller about the perils of life in a digital age where personal data is collected, sifted and monetized and used for surveillance, rendering privacy obsolete.
The feature adaptation has been written and will be directed by Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now). The Circle is being produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and Ponsoldt.
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