Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The Circle released a new trailer starring Emma Watson on Thursday.
The preview sees recent college graduate Mae Holland (Watson) discover the dark side of The Circle, a powerful technology company run by the charismatic Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks).
John Boyega co-stars as Mae's colleague Kalden, with additional roles by Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt and Bill Paxton. The movie is based on the Dave Eggers novel of the same name, and directed by James Ponsoldt.
"It's [about Mae's] surprising journey of going from getting the dream job to becoming something of almost a religion, ideology," Ponsoldt told Entertainment Weekly. "She becomes to some degree the public face of the company, sort of a glass prison of celebrity."
"The film is, at its core, about privacy, it's about surveillance, it's about what is the value of keeping some part of yourself just for yourself and not sharing it and how you live an important life, how you live a life that's memorable and what you need to document or not document," he said.
"I hope this movie is fun and that there is enough dark, comic, slightly thriller-y distance between what happens in the movie and your own life that you can just appreciate it on that level and then maybe self-examine if you so choose," the director added.
The Circle opens in theaters Apr. 28. Watson will also star in Disney's live-action version of Beauty and the Beast with Dan Stevens, while Hanks is slated to reprise the voice of Woody in Toy Story 4.