Emma Watson Joining Tom Hanks in Sci-Fi Thriller 'The Circle'

25 year old actress Emma Watson has had one of an amazing 2015 already.

Continue working with United Nations for equality? Check

Score a spot on Time 100 Most Influential People? Check.

The inspirational role model has added many titles to her work after the Harry Potter film series concluded in 2011. Recent roles include The Bling Ring, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Noah.

Now the Harry Potter star can add sci-fi thriller to her growing filmography.

Variety recently released information on her next project:
Watson will portray an employee hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, social media, banking and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.

The novel turns into a contemporary thriller about the perils of life in a digital age where personal data is collected, sifted and monetized and used for surveillance, rendering privacy obsolete.
Watson will start opposite of fellow mega movie star and icon Tom Hanks, who is also serving as a producer. The film is an adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel “The Circle” and production will begin in September in California. James Pondstondt (The Spectacular Now) will helm the project as director.

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