EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has set a killer solid for Spiderhead, landing Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and Lovecraft Nation breakout Jurnee Smollett to superstar within the Joseph Kosinski-directed adaptation of the George Saunders immediate memoir. Script is by Zombieland and Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick.
Kosinski is making this his next film after directing High Gun: Maverick with Tom Cruise, which boasts Teller as practical one of its stars.
Spiderhead is ready within the end to future, when convicts are equipped the prospect to volunteer as clinical topics in hopes of shortening their sentences. The point of hobby is on two prisoners who change into the take a look at sufferers for emotion-altering treatment that force the prisoners to grapple with their pasts in a facility flee by a supreme visionary who supervises this system.
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The film will be produced by Eric Newman for Screen Arcade by the producer’s first-take into memoir deal at Netflix, alongside with Chris Hemsworth; Oren Katzeff and Geneva Wasserman for The Recent Yorker Studios; Reese & Wernick, Tommy Harper and Jeremy Steckler
Saunders’ immediate memoir first ran in The Recent Yorker and changed into once later soundless in his bestselling anthology, Tenth Of December.
Hemsworth intelligent toplined Extraction, the AGBO-produced shuffle film that grew to vary into Netflix’s most watched characteristic ever, with a sequel coming. Smollett, who burst on the scene within the latter seasons of Friday Night Lights, most now not too long ago co-starred on the wide cloak in Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey.
Moreover High Gun: Maverick, Teller’s assorted credits consist of Whiplash and Handiest the Plucky.
Hemsworth, Teller, Smollett and Kosinski are all repped by CAA. Hemsworth is also repped by Fourward and Morrissey Administration and Smollett is also repped by Administration 360 and Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano. Teller is also repped by Chad Christopher at Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.