Lagos - British Nigerian-born actor John Boyega will be a lead character for the screen adaptation of Dave Eggers‘ 2013 novel, The Circle.
Boyega joins a cast that includes veteran Hollywood actor, Tom Hanks and Emma Watson.
The actor, who played the role of Ugwu in Half of a Yellow Sun, also an adaptation of a book, will play Ty, a young boy with special powers in the movie which will be directed by James Ponsoldt.
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John Boyega shared the good news on his Instagram page.
“My next movie 'The Circle' has me pumped! Storytelling alongside Tom hanks, Emma Watson and James Ponsoldt ! Very excited about this untold story” he wrote on Instagram.
Movies that Boyega has starred in includes; Imperial Dreams, Junkhearts and the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens.