Spiderhead Movie

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Two inmates form a connection while grappling with their pasts in a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by a brilliant visionary who experiments on his subjects with mind-altering drugs.

Who's Involved:

Chris Hemsworth, Jurnee Smollett, Joseph Kosinski, Rhett Reese, Mark Paguio, Miles Teller, Paul Wernick, Eric Newman, Jeremy Steckler, Tess Haubrich, Geneva Wasserman, Tommy Harper, Agnes Chu

Release Date:

Friday, June 17, 2022 Netflix

violent content, language and sexual content
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in Spiderhead: Cast List

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Who's making Spiderhead: Crew List

A look at the Spiderhead behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Joseph Kosinski last directed Top Gun: Maverick and Only the Brave. The film's writer Rhett Reese last wrote Ghosted and 6 Underground.


Agnes Chu
Tommy Harper
Chris Hemsworth
Eric Newman
Rhett Reese

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Production: What we know about Spiderhead?

Key Facts

  1. Based on The New Yorker short story, “Escape From Spiderhead,” by George Saunders.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2022 - March: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2020 - October: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

Spiderhead Release Date: When was the film released?

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Spiderhead was a Netflix release in 2022 on Friday, June 17, 2022. There were 17 other movies released on the same date, including Lightyear, Brian and Charles and Blowback.

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