British actress Karen Gillan at the Empire Awards in central London on March 29, 2015 ©JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP

British actress Karen Gillan at the Empire Awards in central London on March 29, 2015
©JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP

(Relaxnews) – Scottish actress Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) has joined the cast of “The Circle” in a starring role, Variety reports.

The upcoming film, an adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel of the same name, also stars Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega.

The story looks at the challenges of life in the digital age via a major internet company in charge of linking users’ personal information to create a single online identity.

“The Circle,” directed by James Ponsoldt, will be produced by Hanks, Playtone’s Gary Goetzman, Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman as well as Ponsoldt.

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