Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega has lined up his next high-profile project, landing a lead role in The Circle. The actor will star alongside Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. The Circle is based on the critically-acclaimed novel of the same name by Dave Eggers (Promised Land), with production scheduled to begin this September in California.
The story centers on a tech conglomerate known as The Circle, which connects a user's personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system to create an online identity. The plot follows a young woman Emma Watson who goes to work for this tech company, run by young genius Ty (John Boyega). The two strike up a relationship together, realizing how difficult it is to be with someone in this digital age of transparency.
James Ponsoldt is directing from his own adapted screenplay. Tom Hanks is producing with his Playtone partner Gary Goetzman, along with Likely Story's Anthony Bregman, James Ponsoldt and Image Nation's Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. It isn't known how many other main characters have yet to be cast.
The role continues a meteoric rise for John Boyega, who made his feature film debut in 2011's Attack the Block. He also stars in Imperial Dreams, but December's Star Wars: The Force Awakens will truly put him on the map. While it hasn't been confirmed, the actor is expected to reprise his role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which will be written and directed by Rian Johnson.
The Circle doesn't have a release date in place yet, but with this star-studded cast, it could end up being a huge hit at the box office. What do you think about this adaptation? Who else would you like to see cast in The Circle?