If you’ve been missing Black Mirror, Netflix’s new feature Spiderhead looks like the movie for you.
The film stars Chris Hemsworth as a man running a state-of-the-art prison experimenting on inmates with mind-altering drugs. The feature is loosely based on The New Yorker short story written by George Saunders.
During Geeked Week, Netflix offered a closer look at Spiderhead. You can watch a scene from the film below.
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.
Spiderhead also dropped an official trailer today:
The film comes from writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland). Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick, TRON: Legacy) directs the psychological thriller. It stars Hemsworth, Teller, Smollett, Mark Paguio, and Tess Haubrich.
Spiderhead will premiere on Netflix June 17.
About Geeked Week
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