The boy of Boyhood, Ellar Coltrane, has landed his first role after shooting Richard Linklater’s 12-year epic. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Coltrane will join Emma Watson, John Boyega, and Tom Hanks in The Circle — Dave Eggers’s biting satire of Google and technology. He’ll play Emma Watson’s boyfriend who tries to go off the grid and outside of the Circle’s technological grasp. While Coltrane has appeared briefly in some minor roles (in Linklater’s Fast Food Nation, for instance), he has seemed ambivalent about continuing to act. For one thing, he said that Los Angeles “scares the shit out of [him].” At least at L.A. parties, people don’t throw circular-saw blades.
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