danny-elfmanDanny Elfman has recently composed the music for the upcoming thriller The Circle. The film is directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular NowSmashed) and stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Karen Gillian, Bill Paxton and Ellar Coltrane. The movie is based on the novel of the same title by Dave Eggers (Where the Wild Things AreAway We Go) and follows a young woman who joins a social-media company, where she steps in front of the camera and finds her identity threatened by her brush with the spotlight. Ponsoldt has also written the screenplay and is also producing the project with Hanks & Gary Goetzman (Charlie Wilson’s WarThe Polar Express) and Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindFoxcatcher). Elfman and the director have previously collaborated on last year’s The End of the TourThe Circle will be distributed in the U.S. by EuropaCorp. No release date has been announced yet.

Elfman’s other upcoming projects also include Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass and Justin Chadwick’s Tulip Fever.