The Circle Movie

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A young woman finds work in Silicon Valley with a tech company called The Circle and run by visionary leader Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks).

Who's Involved:

Emma Watson, Bill Paxton, Patton Oswalt, James Ponsoldt, Tom Hanks, Karen Gillan, John Boyega, Gary Goetzman, Anthony Bregman, Ellar Coltrane, Dave Eggers

Release Date:

Friday, April 28, 2017 Nationwide

a sexual situation, brief strong language and some thematic elements including drug use
Runtime: 1 hr, 50 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.

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Who stars in The Circle: Cast List

Here, Toy Story 5  

Little Women, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  

Titanic - 25 Year Anniversary, Million Dollar Arm  

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Pacific Rim Uprising  

Sleeping Dogs, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3  

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas  

Boyhood, Summer Night  

Who's making The Circle: Crew List

A look at the The Circle behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director James Ponsoldt last directed Summering and The End of the Tour. The film's writer James Ponsoldt last wrote Smashed and Pure.


Anthony Bregman
Gary Goetzman
Tom Hanks
James Ponsoldt

Production: What we know about The Circle?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the 2013 novel by David Eggers which was published by Vintage.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2017 - March: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2016 - February: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2015 - June: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Shooting will start in September in California.

  4. 2014 - December: The film was set to Development  status.

The Circle Release Date: When was the film released?

The Circle was a Nationwide release in 2017 on Friday, April 28, 2017. There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including Sleight, How to Be a Latin Lover and Danger Close.

The Circle DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Circle was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 .

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