Tom Hanks Eyeing Adaptation of “The Circle”


According to report from Deadline, the novel “The Circle,” written by Dave Eggers, is getting a major film adaptation. Further it appears that actor Tom Hanks is attached to produce the project and possibly star in it as well.

The Circle is a sinister look at the tech world, following a woman who forgoes her private life to work at an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which creates one online identity for all users and results in the world’s most powerful online force. It touches on the dangers of living in an increasingly digital age—reminiscent of some recent headlines, isn’t it?

The script for The Circle has been penned by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) and has signed on to direct as well. According to the report, if the deal between the studio and the financier is approved than Hanks and Gary Goetzman, his producing partner, will be official producers on the project.

Hanks previously starred in another Eggers novel turned film in A Hologram For the King.

There is no word on when production may begin for the project or any other actors the studio may be eyeing for lead roles.

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