April 27, 2017 - The Circle might just be a documentary
Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, and lots of other names fill out this pseudo-google/facebook/apple based thriller. It looks simultaneously gripping and so within the realm of normal for 2017 that it could be boring. A company resides in a morally grey area with regard to privacy, ethics, and freedoms is where the bar has been set in real life, so I think The Circle might have difficulty presenting this company as being sinister beyond what we're already familiar with. Between the FCC working as hard as it can to destroy net neutrality and Amazon Echos being subpoenaed in murder cases, the synopsis of The Circle sounds more like a documentary than a corporate thriller.
On the other hand there is much less effort that will need to be spent on world building because we're already familiar with the jumping off point, so they should start right in on the real meat of the story. I'd love to watch all of these actors together in a tech based thriller so I'm on board anyways.