Chris Hemsworth has landed another role in a Netflix film. Along with Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett(Lovecraft Country), Hemsworth will star in Joseph Kosinski-directed “Spiderhead,” adaptation of the George Saunders short story. The short-story first ran in The New Yorker and later, it was collected in his bestselling anthology, Tenth Of December.
Zombieland and Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick has penned the script.
"Spiderhead" is set in the near future when convicts are offered the chance to volunteer as medical subjects in hopes of shortening their sentences. The focus is on two prisoners who become the test patients for emotion-altering drugs that force the prisoners to grapple with their pasts in a facility run by a brilliant visionary who supervises the program.
The film will be produced by Eric Newman for Screen Arcade through the producer’s first-look deal at Netflix, along with Chris Hemsworth, Oren Katzeff, and Geneva Wasserman for The New Yorker Studios; Reese & Wernick, Tommy Harper, and Jeremy Steckler.
Hemsworth recently starred in the Netflix thriller “Extraction,” the action film that became Netflix’s most-watched film ever, with a sequel coming. Smollett, most recently co-starred on the big screen in Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey, she currently stars in Lovecraft Country as Letitia 'Leti' Lewis.
Joseph Kosinski, who is directing “Top Gun: Maverick,” which will feature Teller, will slide behind the camera on “Spiderhead.” Kosinski and Teller also collaborated on “Only the Brave.”
First Reported by Deadline.
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