Netflix has dropped the first trailer for Spiderhead, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett
Directed Joe Kosinski, it is a reteaming of sorts for him and Teller, who he directed in this summer’s Top Gun: Maverick.
Here is the official synopsis of the upcoming film:
In a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by brilliant visionary Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth), inmates wear a surgically attached device that administers dosages of mind-altering drugs in exchange for commuted sentences. There are no bars, no cells, or orange jumpsuits. In Spiderhead, incarcerated volunteers are free to be themselves. Until they’re not. At times, they’re a better version. Need to lighten up? There’s a drug for that. At a loss for words? There’s a drug for that, too. But when two subjects, Jeff (Miles Teller) and Lizzy (Jurnee Smollett), form a connection, their path to redemption take a twistier turn, as Abnesti’s experiments start to push the limits of free will altogether.
Mark Paguio and Tess Haubrich also star.
Spiderhead is based on The New Yorker short story by George Saunders. The film is written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick.
Producers include Eric Newman, Chris Hemsworth, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Agnes Chu, Geneva Wasserman, Tommy Harper and Jeremy Steckler.