21-year-old Ellar Coltrane has signed on to join Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in James Ponsoldt's The Circle.
John Boyega, Bill Paxton and Karen Gillan are also set to join the cast. Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) is directing from his own script, based on the Dave Eggers novel of the same name.
Eggers' novel focuses on a young woman who is hired for a big job at an online monopoly called the Circle, which links users' personal emails, social media, banking and purchasing with a universal operating system. The novel turns into a thriller about the perils of life in a digital age where privacy is obsolete.
The film is Coltrane's first film following his role as Mason in Richard Linklater's groundbreaking indie Boyhood, Coltrane was filmed over a 12 year span.