Chris Hemsworth Manipulates a Love Connection in 'Spiderhead' Teaser Clip

Watch a new clip from 'Spiderhead,' starring Chris Hemsworth, ahead of the film's June 17 release.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Chris Hemsworth in 'Spiderhead'


Ten days before Spiderhead premieres on Netflix, the streamer released a new clip for the Chris Hemsworth-starring psychological drama via its Geeked Week virtual event.

Based on George Saunders' short story Escape from Spiderhead, this film follows Hemsworth's character of Steve Abnesti, who is leading an experiment to test mind-altering drugs on prisoners. However, these prisoners get certain perks because they are a part of this program, including commuted sentences, no stereotypical bar-lined cells, and coed mingling. The latter creates a connection between Steve's subjects Jeff (Miles Teller) and Lizzy (Jurnee Smollett).

The new clip, however, features Jeff and Heather (Tess Haubrich) meeting in an experiment room while Steve looks on (and asks them questions) from a control room. The main question? How attractive they find each other. But it's not about matchmaking, as when Jeff answers that she is a "seven and a half," she counters that he is "a five — on a good day." And this sets off an interesting psychological dance to see how they get inside each other's minds and under each other's skin.

But that is just to set a baseline for how these two strangers react and interact when left to their own devices. Soon, Steve administers a drug that changes their mental state. Suddenly, Heather is "looking really good to Jeff" (to which she giggles in reply). The more Steve pumps into their systems, the more they begin to want each other.

So, perhaps you shouldn't get too excited by the promised connection Jeff will also make with Lizzy, as it might also just be a byproduct of whatever Steve is pumping through their veins.

Spiderhead, which premieres on June 17, is directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Tommy Harper, Hemsworth, Oren Katzeff, Eric Newman, Reese, Jeremy Steckler, Geneva Wasserman, and Wernick produce.