In the upcoming psychological thriller Spiderhead, Chris Hemsworth portrays a smart and quirky tech visionary driving the invention of a new type of prison that commutes sentences for a mind-altering drug trial. The genre-bending and darkly humorous film will soon be available on Netflix.
Fans will also recognize Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett, who play two of the inmates, in addition to Hemsworth. Spiderhead will be released in June of this year, and Netflix has now revealed the movie’s official trailer, key art, and other images. Below, you’ll find all the information you need about the film.
The upcoming film starring Chris Hemsworth was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and directed by Joseph Kosinski. In addition to Wernick, Reese, Eric Newman, Agnes Chu, Geneva Wasser, Tommy Harper, and Jeremy Steckler, Chris Hemsworth is also a producer.
Spiderhead Release Date
The release date for Spiderhead is Friday, June 17, 2022. It seems appropriate that both Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky, will have new Netflix movies in June. Hemsworth is also an executive producer for the June 3 release of Pataky’s film Interceptor.
On the day of release, content debuts on Netflix at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET.
Chris Hemsworth is the film’s major attraction, but Spiderhead also features Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett, Mark Paguio, and Tess Haubrich, among others.
- Nathan Jones as Rogan
- Charles Parnell as Knowles
- Daniel Reader as Ryan
- Joey Vieira as Miguel
- Angie Milliken as Sarah
- Sam Delich as Adam
- Ron Smyck as Dave
- Chris Hemsworth as Steve Abnesti
- Miles Teller as Jeff
- Jurnee Smollett as Lizzy
- Mark Paguio as Verlaine
- Tess Haubrich as Heather
- BeBe Bettencourt as Emma
If the trailer didn’t explain what the heck is going on with Spiderhead, here is Netflix’s official plot summary:
“In exchange for reduced terms, inmates at a prison controlled by the bright visionary Steve Abnesti wear a surgically implanted gadget that administers mind-altering medications. No bars, cells, or orange jumpsuits are present. In Spiderhead, prisoners are permitted to be themselves. Until they are no longer the case. Occasionally, they’re the superior version. Want to cheer up? There is medication for that. Confused for words? There is also medicine for that. However, as two subjects, Jeff and Lizzy, build a bond, their route to redemption becomes more complicated as Abnesti’s experiments begin to test the limits of free choice.”
Spiderhead is based on George Saunders’s The New Yorker short story Escape from Spiderhead. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote Deadpool, wrote the script.
Here is the Spiderhead trailer, which looks odd. Maybe it’s the peppy music juxtaposed with the questionable human testing, but Spiderhead appears to be marching to its rhythm, which may make for an entertaining two hours. The Spiderhead trailer provides a sneak peek of what’s to come.
Spiderhead Director Joseph Kosinski
Spiderhead is not only a hectic summer for the film’s two leading protagonists, but it is also the second film directed by Joseph Kosinski for the summer of 2022. Additionally, he is the director of Top Gun: Maverick.
Previous works by Kosinski include TRON: Legacy, Oblivion, and Only the Brave.
How to Watch Spiderhead
What Is the Movie Escape From Spiderhead About?
In a state-of-the-art prison managed by a bright visionary who conducts mind-altering chemical experiments on his prisoners, two inmates forge a bond while confronting their own pasts.