With just a month to go until Spiderhead arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a poster and trailer for Joseph Kosinski’s (TRON: Legacy, Top Gun: Maverick) upcoming thriller.
Based on George Saunders’ New Yorker short story, the film reunites Netflix with Extraction star Chris Hemsworth, who stars as a brilliant visionary experimenting on incarcerated subjects in a state of the art penitentiary, using mind-altering drugs in exchange for commuted sentences.
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 arrives on Netflix on June 17th.