It seems that one Dave Eggers adaptation is not enough for Tom Hanks as while he’s recently wrapped on Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram For The King he’s now linked to star in another Eggers adaptation with The Circle. Teaming up with The Fault In Our Stars writer James Ponsoldt, who will also direct, The Circle doesn’t yet have a studio attached but that is expected to chance once the bidding war has been settled.
The Circle tells the story of a young woman hired to work for the titular internet company who group all your online profiles into one identity meaning no more cyber-bullying and an age of greater clarity into who is doing what online. But this of course leads to a loss of privacy and the story soon descends into a thriller.
Hanks has a number of projects awaiting release in including Hologram along with Steven Spielberg’s as yet untitled Cold War thriller as well as his re-teaming with Meg Ryan for drama Ithaca. Source – Deadline