by Suman Gupta
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, who plays a Silicon Valley tycoon in an upcoming film “The Circle” which is based on a company run experiment where a subject is asked to stay in constant surveillance and its far-reaching consequences. The actor confesses that he would never would never sign on to an experiment like this! Expressing his personal beliefs on aligning with the concept of the film Hanks says, “The message for me was that we are all participants in our destiny. And yes, it’s great to be able to pay bills online or pull up any movie you want to watch at any time, but you need to ask yourself if that’s good for you and healthy for you. Personally I would never sign on to The Circle, I wouldn’t want to be a member of something like that.”
The Circle is a gripping modern thriller set in the not-too-distant future features Emma Watson, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton and Glenne Headly. When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for The Circle, the world’s largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as the opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s charismatic founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a ground breaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics, and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and her every decision begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.
Catch this gripping thriller in the theatres near you this May, 19th 2017!