Tom Hanks, Emma Watson Thriller ‘The Circle’ Sells to EuropaCorp

The film also stars John Boyega, Patton Oswalt and Ellar Coltrane

EuropaCorp has bought the domestic rights to “The Circle,” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, TheWrap has learned.

Directed by James Ponsoldt, the thriller also stars “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega, Patton Oswalt and Ellar Coltrane.

“The Circle” is about a young woman (Watson) who joins a social media company and is forced to step in front of the camera, only to attract a huge following and have her identify threatened. The film is based on a book, written by Dave Eggers.

Gary Goetzman is producing with Hanks, alongside Anthony Bregman for Likely Story and Ponsoldt. Christophe Lambert, EuropaCorp’s CEO, will executive produce along with Steven Shareshian, Evan Hayes, Stefanie Azpiazu, Ron Schmidt and Sally Wilcox.

Hanks will next be on screen for Clint Eastwood‘s “Sully,” the biopic about the famous pilot who had to land a plane on the Hudson River, and served as a producer on “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” which had a release date of March 25.

Watson, who became famous by starring as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” series, will next star in Disney’s live-action film, “Beauty and the Beast.”

The film was financed by Image Nation Abu Dhabi and is presented by Image Nation, in association with Parkes MacDonald Productions.

Hanks is represented by CAA and 42West, whereas Watson is repped by WME, Untitled and Prosper PR. Ponsoldt is represented by UTA, managers Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorneys Andrew Hurwitz and Alan Sacks at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.

 

 

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