Netflix released a new trailer for the upcoming science-fiction thriller ‘Spiderhead‘ starring Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, and Jurnee Smollett. The film is based on the dystopian short story “Escape from Spiderhead” by George Saunders, which is directed by Joseph Kosinski. Watch the trailer below.
The official synopsis follows like a cat and mouse game as Hemsworth instructs prisoners to wear devices that administer dosages of experimental drugs, in exchange for reduced sentences. There are no bars, no cells, or orange jumpsuits in this revolutionary prison called Spiderhead. Instead, “incarcerated volunteers” are free…with certain boundaries. What is free will if one man has control over all minds and bodies?
The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Steve Abnesti, Miles Teller as Jeff, Jurnee Smollett as Rachel, Tess Haubrich as Heather, BeBe Bettencourt as Emma, Mark Paguio as Verlaine, Sam Delich as Adam, Joey Vieira as Miguel, Daniel Reader as Ryan, Ron Smyck as Dave, Stephen Tongun as Ray, and Charles Parnell as Knowles.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Joseph Kosinski told “I was listening to something like Christopher Cross while getting a tooth drilled,” Kosinski added, “It felt interesting for [Hemsworth’s character] to create this air of relaxation and good times in a facility that’s doing something much more nefarious.”
Spiderhead debuts on Netflix on June 17, 2022.