STX Entertainment’s The Circle has released two new video clips featuring Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast) and two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks. The sci-fi thriller was directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) and is based on the novel by Dave Eggers, with Eggers and Ponsoldt adapting the book for the screen. In addition Watson and Hanks, The Circle cast includes John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Patton Oswalt (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Glenne Headly (The Night Of), and Bill Paxton (Training Day). The Circle is set to open in theaters on April 28, 2017.
The Plot: When Mae (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 (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.