The Circle Movie

The Circle movie poster

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

Release Date:

Friday, April 28, 2017 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 50 m

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making The Circle

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

On or about March 4, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about February 9, 2016, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about June 26, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Shooting will start in September in California.

On or about December 17, 2014, the film was in Development status.

The Circle Release Date: When was it 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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