Spiderhead: Kosinski’s Sci-Fi, Starring Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett

Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett Set for ‘Spiderhead’ at Netflix

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Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett have been cast in Spiderhead at Netflix, an adaptation of the dystopian short story Escape from Spiderhead by George Saunders.

Set in the near future, the story follows two young convicts in a facility run by a visionary who experiments on inmates with drugs that alter their emotions.

It originally appeared in the New Yorker in December, 2010, and was later collected in Saunders’ New York Times bestselling book, Tenth of December.

Spiderhead will be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) and directed by Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick).

Producers include Eric Newman for Screen Arcade through his first-look deal at Netflix, Hemsworth, Oren Katzeff, Geneva Wasserman for The New Yorker Studios, and Tommy Harper and Jeremy Steckler, along with Reese and Wernick.