Chris Hemsworth looks dapper in this new alter ego in the latest Spiderhead trailer. On Tuesday, Netflix dropped the first trailer for the thriller flick in which Miles Teller and Hemsworth play the roles of the protagonist and antagonist respectively.
A little bit on Chris Hemsworth’s Spiderhead
The movie narrates the story of Teller’s character Jeff, who is an inmate at a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by pharmaceutical scientist Steve Abnesti, played by Hemsworth. In there, Jeff and other subjects are experimented upon by Abnesti who introduces drugs into their systems that “mess with your head,” according to the former.
The film is based on George Saunders’ December 2010 New Yorker short story titled “Escape from Spiderhead.”
Chris Hemsworth can be seen watching the test outcomes from behind a window throughout the Spiderheads trailer. He can also be heard commenting at one point, “Beautiful people get away with too much — I say that having benefited myself from time to time.”
In another scene between the “Whiplash” actor and Hemsworth, the former tells the latter, “This doesn’t feel right,” to which the Thor actor responds with a simple, “The time to worry about crossing lines was a lot of lines ago.”
What does the director have to say about the movie?
Speaking to EW last month, Joseph Kosinski, the director of the movie opened up about Jurnee Smollett’s role in the movie. “She has a more mysterious past. She is drawn to Jeff, and they have a very close relationship, but where he kind of wears his heart on his sleeve she hides her pain with a cheerful persona,” he said. Smollett plays the role of one of the subjects of Abnesti’s experiments.
The director also opened up about the movie’s soundtracks which include Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science” and Hall & Oates’ “You Make My Dreams”. “I was listening to something like Christopher Cross while getting a tooth drilled,” he said. “It felt interesting for [Hemsworth’s character] to create this air of relaxation and good times in a facility that’s doing something much more nefarious,” he added.
He also talked about the dynamic between Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller in Spiderhead, claiming that the prisoner “sort of forms a friendship with” his enigmatic jailor. “I wanted to portray that sense of trust, in the beginning, to help show that there’s a real earnestness and sincerity on Abnesti’s part toward helping everybody,” he added.
The script of the movie has been written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland). It premieres on Netflix on June 17!