Chris Hemsworth Plays Matchmaker With Miles Teller in the "Spiderhead" Trailer
Netflix's "Spiderhead" looks like it'll take viewers on one nasty trip. The movie, which takes place in the future, stars Chris Hemsworth as a man who runs a prison where the incarcerated people become subjects of his experiments. Two people get sucked into his plot: Miles Teller's Jeff and Jurnee Smollett's Lizzy. In the trailer, Hemsworth's character, Steve Abnesti, comes off as an eccentric tech genius whose quest to "help" others takes him too far.
In an exclusive clip released on June 7 for Netflix's Geeked Week, Hemsworth's Steve plays love doctor with Teller and another subject named Heather (played by Tess Haubrich). In the three-and-a-half minute video, Steve administers a truth serum called N-40 as a test to see if the two strangers find each other attractive. Well, he gets his answer when the mini experiment ends in a make-out session. Needless to say, "Spiderhead" looks like a movie that's full of surprises.
Here's how Netflix describes the film: "Two inmates (Miles Teller & Jurnee Smollett) form a connection while grappling with their pasts in a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by a brilliant visionary (Chris Hemsworth) who experiments on his subjects with mind-altering drugs. Directed by Joseph Kosinski ('Top Gun: Maverick,' 'Tron: Legacy'). Based on The New Yorker short story, 'Escape From Spiderhead,' by George Saunders."
Kosinki opened up to Entertainment Weekly about the movie's characters. About Hemsworth's Abnesti, he said, "He has noble intentions, but there are some darker things lurking underneath the surface with him." When describing Lizzy, he said, "She has a more mysterious past. She is drawn to Jeff, and they have a very close relationship, but where he kind of wears his heart on his sleeve, she hides her pain with a cheerful persona."
Read on for everything we know about "Spiderhead," including the trailers, cast, and release date.
"Spiderhead" Exclusive Clip
"Spiderhead" stars Chris Hemsworth as Steve Abnesti, who runs a futuristic prison where they experiment on the inmates in exchange for shortening their sentences. Jurnee Smollett plays Lizzy and Miles Teller plays Jeff, two inmates who forge a connection. The movie also stars Mark Paguio, Tess Haubrich, Angie Milliken, and Stephen Tongun.
"Spiderhead" Release Date
"Spiderhead" will be released on Netflix on June 17.
"Escape From Spiderhead" Short Story
"Spiderhead" is based on the 2010 short story by George Saunders titled "Escape From Spiderhead." The story was published in The New Yorker and can still be read on its website. The story was also published in Saunders's 2013 short-story collection, "Tenth of December."