Watch The Circle stars and director talk live about our connected tech world
EuropaCorp and STXfilms have announced “an intimate Fireside Chat” for later today, April 24, for the highly-anticipated thriller The Circle from the film’s official Twitter account. Twitter CEO & Co-Founder Jack Dorsey will join stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Patton Oswalt and screenwriter/director James Ponsoldt to discuss the film and issues related to our modern socially-connected world and technology.
The chat will be livestreamed from The Circle Twitter handle (@WeAreTheCircle) today (April 24) at 11am PT / 2pm ET.
Using the film’s provocative themes as a jumping off point, the hour-long chat will include topics of discussion such as diversity within the tech industry, leading a tech company, our data-driven world, and the boundaries of privacy online.
Ponsoldt’s upcoming thriller is based on Dave Eggers’ novel and will open in theaters on April 28. The Circle also stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Attack the Block), the late Bill Paxton (Edge of Tomorrow, Big Love), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy), and Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood, Fast Food Nation).
The Circle is a gripping modern thriller, set in the not-too-distant future. When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.
The feature adaptation of The Circle has been written and will be directed by Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now). The Circle is produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and Ponsoldt.