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If Hermione Granger had get ahold of a laptop instead of a sprig, shed likely be one of those idealistic, over-achiever young Muggles powering the world in Silicon Valley. The Circle , an adaptation of Dave Eggers dystopian sci-fi fiction directed by James Ponsoldt, offers Emma Watson her chance.
In a planned familiar to thousands of rock-climbing, Bi-Rite-frequenting denizens of San Francisco, Mae Holland( Watson ), a recent college grad, gets a task at The Circle, a tech fellowship heavy-laden with organic snacks, ping-pong counters, and nerdy feeling. But The Circles commitment to transparencythe companys adage is” Secrets are Lies” masks the passions of its founders( including Bailey, played by Tom Hanks) for a complete surveillance country. Its up to Mae and her co-worker Kalden( John Boyega) to steer just what the internet can do.
The novel, authored by resident Bay Area tech satirist( or curmudgeon) Dave Eggers, offers a dark imagination of the web, opennes, and ambition.( Eggers also wrote A Hologram for the King , which Tom Hanks adapted into a movie where he played another middle-aged lily-white person in techthat time, one considerably less self-satisfied .) Watch as the trailer changes from Facebook recruitment video to Black Mirror in a matter of seconds, all to ominous orchestral swellsbut is ensured not to examine the internet in the eye while you do it.
The Circle touches theaters April 28, 2017.