Newswire: Patton Oswalt to play a sinister tech mogul in The Circle

According to Deadline, Patton Oswalt has joined the cast of The Circle, the Dave Eggers adaptation that’s being directed by James Ponsoldt. The film is about a young college graduate who goes to work for a huge internet company that “links users’ personal e-mails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system.” As wonderful as that sounds (for the huge internet company), apparently this ends up being a terrible idea—as anyone who has ever been on the internet could have predicted. Oswalt will play Tom Stenton, a founding member of the company who is a “tight-lipped, Italian suit-wearing, tough-dealing throwback to a 1980s Wall Street trader.” He’ll be appearing alongside Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, and Karen Gillan (because the cast of this movie is bananas), with Hanks and Boyega playing the other founding members of the company. Watson will play the college graduate …

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