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:

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

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

A Man Called Otto, Elvis  

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, Beauty and the Beast  

Titanic, Nightcrawler  

Breaking, Star Wars: The Force Awakens  

Next Exit, The Bubble  

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, I Love My Dad  

Dog Years, Blood Money  

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

    Shooting will start in September in California.

  4. December 2014: The film was in Development status.

The Circle Release Date: When was the film released?

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

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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