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'Star Wars' Star John Boyega Joins Tom Hanks, Emma Watson in 'The Circle'

John Boyega will follow "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" with a role opposite Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in "The Circle."

Written and directed by James Ponsoldt, the adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel centers on a recent college graduate (Watson) who's hired by a powerful tech company, called The Circle, co-owned by the charismatic Hanks. According to Deadline, Boyega will play Ty, described as a boy-wonder visionary at the company who develops a relationship with Watson.

Hanks and Gary Goetzman are producing "The Circle" under their Playtone banner.

The breakout star of the 2011 sci-fi comedy "Attack the Block," Boyega was catapulted to international fame when he was cast in the lead role of Finn in J.J. Abrams' "The Force Awakens." That film opens Dec. 18.

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