I’ve been saying for years now that Tom Hanks, America’s Everyman, should play a bad guy in a movie. Road to Perdition came closest, I guess, but judging from the new trailer for The Circle it looks like I might finally be close to getting the Hanks villain of my dreams.
Of course, Hanks’ Steve Jobs-like CEO of the titular company in The Circle doesn’t do anything explicitly villainous in the trailer, but it couldn’t be clearer that his idea to blanket the entire planet in surveillance technology in order to “perfect” humanity has sinister overtones. Also, the kid from Boyhood is playing Emma Watson’s boyfriend:
The Circle comes to a theater closer to you than you may realize on April 28th, 2017. In the meantime, you can check out the movie’s official site right here. Unfortunately, it’s not one of those elaborate viral marketing sites even though that would be a pretty good fit with the movie’s fictional evil corporation—seems like a missed opportunity to me.