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Emma Watson’s “The Circle” is a Cautionary Tale About Social Media & Oversharing

written by Jason Marcano December 8, 2016

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We all know Emma Watson will be playing Belle in the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, but after she takes off that yellow dress and leaves the enchanted castle, what’s next? How about a suspense-thriller about working for a Google-esque mega-corporation called The Circle run by Tom Hanks?

Tom Hanks The Circle

Emma Watson will play Mae Holland, a millennial who prefers “early Sonic” and “late Mario.” Her biggest fear is “unfulfilled potential.” When she gets hired on at The Circle, Mae learns just how integrated into society the internet company is. In a rousing speech/pep-talk to the “Circlers” Hanks’ character, Bailey, implies that the company can cure any disease, end world hunger, and other bold claims.

But all is not as it seems at The Circle. Soon, after an all seeing eye is introduced into the world, things spiral out of control. Claiming that “sharing is caring,” and that “knowing is good, but knowing everything is better,” The Circle releases it’s 24/7 live streaming camera to the masses. Mae is given one of these cameras and soon sees her popularity skyrocket. Becoming something akin to a YouTube celebrity, Mae’s life is about to change, and when Kalden, played by John Boyega warns Mae that there is some dark secret in The Circle, her life gets turned on its ear.

John Boyega The Circle

The Circle is based on a novel by Dave Eggers of the same name. The film will be out April 28th, 2017. That’s just one short month after Beauty and the Beast. Emma Watson appears to be quite the busy lady as of late, I for one am thrilled she’s getting more diverse work. She was one of the strongest in the cast of Harry Potter, and deserves to be able to branch out into a more modern film as opposed to the genre flicks she’s been stuck in.

Geeks, you can check out the trailer for The Circle below. What do you think of Emma Watson’s latest film? Are you glad to see her get more diverse work? What’s your favorite Emma Watson film/roll? Sound off in the comments, and check out The Circle April of next year.


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