With his last two movies, “Smashed” and “The Spectacular Now,” James Ponsoldt announced himself as a big-time filmmaker to watch. His latest, “The End of the Road,” is set to debut at Sundance next month. After that, he’s stepping up his game, adapting a cyber thriller starring one of the biggest actors in the world.
Deadline is reporting that Tom Hanks is attached to produce and star in the adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel “The Circle,” which is already set to be adapted for the screen and directed by Ponsoldt. Just published last year, the novel follows a woman hired at The Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, but the dream job turns into a questionable nightmare. (CONTINUED)