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Emma to Star in ‘The Circle’

Confirmed by The Wrap – Rumor has it that Emma Watson will star in James Ponsoldt’s upcoming thriller The Circle. Tom Hanks will produce the adaptation of Dave Eggers’ recent best-selling novel, and star as the owner of The Circle, the “world’s most powerful internet company”. Emma will play Mae Holland, a recent graduate who can’t believe her luck when hired by the company, but soon finds out that things are not wonderful as they seem.

Production will start in September in California.

Ponsoldt in an interview with Collider said about Emma:

“I am a massive, massive fan of Emma. She’s one of my favorite actors. I mean, when we were first talking casting, I didn’t think that it would work out timing-wise because she’s doing Beauty and the Beast, but it sort of re-shifted and when we realized their schedule, we realized that it would be a possibility. I mean, I would get scared anytime I was like, working on a tight schedule where someone’s doing a huge, huge movie like that. My wife and I are actually having a kid later in the fall so it’s a super tight window for a lot of professional reasons and personal reasons, but in this case it looks like it’s gonna work so I’m excited.”


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.

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16 Responses to “Emma to Star in ‘The Circle’”

  1. D-one says:

    I really like all movies where Tom Hanks is involved. If this rumor is true, it will be interesting to watch them together (Emma & Tom) playing in a movie with such a trendy topic like this 🙂

    • D-one says:

      Glad to read this is not a rumor anymore 😀 … and very exited to see Tom Hanks & Emma together in a movie! Way to go Emma! 😉

  2. Ian says:

    Fingers crossed, but it certainly sounds promising now!

  3. sparkvark111 says:

    Hope she can make it the Fall. 🙂

  4. Kristen says:

    Ohh as I said- Tom Hanks with Emma in a movie!?! That is a movie goers dream come true if it happens!!! I am so proud of Emma!! 🙂

  5. Sweet_Rose says:

    I don’t want Emma to be in thriller movies. 🙁

  6. Andreas says:

    The Circle is a fascinating, brilliant and scaringly realistic novel and Emma would be a perfect choice as Mae. Hope this works out.

  7. Kristen says:

    I want to see Emma do different genres…good how she is trying out various genres. This is one thing I love that she is doing with her post Potter career-all of her movies have been so different! And plus she has given awesome performances in all of them, especially as Ila in Noah!!! Still tear up during her scenes at the end.

  8. Kristen says:

    Been confirmed on the net!!!!!!!! 🙂

  9. Iris says:

    Looking forward to it! I’ve read the book but it wasn’t a thriller in my opinion and it didn’t seem like a book that would translate to film easily. So I’m exited to see what they’ll do with it and it’s always great to hear about new projects with Emma!

  10. Ian says:

    Fantastic news!

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  12. faisal says:

    I really like your all movies where tom hanks involved.

  13. Andreas says:

    That is great news!