“Boyhood” Star Ellar Coltrane Joins Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in Film Adaptation of Dave Eggers’ “The Circle”

John Boyega, Karen Gillan, and Patton Oswalt have also signed up for the new movie.

Kids—they grow up so fast. The notion is especially true for Ellar Coltrane, the Boyhood star who audiences watched grow from age six to eighteen in a little under three hours for Richard Linklater’s Oscar-winning drama Boyhood last year.

Now, all grown up, Coltrane is joining Emma Watson and Tom Hanks on the cast of The Circle, an adaptation of the eponymous Dave Eggers novel directed by James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour, The Spectacular Now).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, who first reported the news, “The 2013 book tackled privacy in the digital age and tells the story of a young woman (to be played by Watson in the adaptation) who is rising through the ranks of The Circle, a tech conglomerate that believes privacy is an outdated idea and seeks to open up people’s lives with its devices.” Coltrane will reportedly play Watson’s ex-boyfriend.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Patton Oswalt are also playing unspecified roles.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)


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