A theatrical release date is still being weighed. James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”) directed the film and wrote the screenplay. John Boyega, who recently headlined “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” rounds out a cast that includes comic Patton Oswalt and “Boyhood” star Ellar Coltrane.
The story centers on a young woman (Watson) who joins a social media company. After getting pressured by the company’s founder (Hanks) to step in front of the camera, she attracts a vast group of followers and finds her identity threatened by her brush with the spotlight. Dave Eggers (“A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius”) wrote the book that inspired the movie.
Hanks next appears in Clint Eastwood’s “Sully,” a biopic about Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a pilot who landed a troubled aircraft on the Hudson River,