John Boyega, star of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is set to join some illustrious company after signing on to appear in The Circle, Deadline reports.
Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Bridge of Spies) and Emma Watson (Harry Potter) are already set to star in the film based on the book by Dave Eggers. James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour) is directing, as well as writing the screenplay.
The book tells the story of a “recent college graduate (Watson) who lands a job at a powerful tech company called The Circle, which is co-owned by a charismatic man (Hanks).” Boyega would play a fellow employee of the titular company, who develops a relationship with Watson’s character as she stars working for them.
The Circle is set for release in 2016; Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens worldwide on December 18th.