Have you checked out Spiderhead’s electrifying plot on Netflix? The new sci-fi thriller has everything to become one of the biggest hits on the platform in 2022. One of the great assets of the long is its all-star cast, made up of actors from Marvel, DC, Top Gun and more.
“In a state-of-the-art penitentiary, an inmate participates in an emotion-controlling drug experiment for a pharmaceutical genius,” states the official synopsis of Spiderhead.
The feature is a project by filmmaker Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick), with a screenplay by the duo Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool). The plot is based on the dystopian short story “Escape from Spiderhead” by George Saunders.
In its debut, Spiderhead divided the opinion of the specialized critics, securing only 51% of approval on Rotten Tomatoes. We’ve listed below everything you need to know about the cast and characters of the film; check out.
Miles Teller – Jeff
Spiderhead stars Miles Teller as Jeff – an inmate who is forced to participate in a dark pharmaceutical experiment.
Considered one of the most promising actors today, Teller plays Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw in Top Gun: Maverick. For his performance, the actor was acclaimed by audiences and critics.
In addition, Miles Teller gives an acting gig in movies like Men of Courage, Blood for Glory and Dogs of War. The actor is also in franchises like Divergent and The Fantastic Four.
Chris Hemsworth – Steve Abnesti
In Spiderhead, Chris Hemsworth plays antagonist Steve Abnesti. As the genius of the pharmaceutical industry, the Australian actor showcases a little-known aspect of his talent.
After all, Hemsworth is known the world over for playing Thor in the MCU. In addition to his three solo films, the actor also appears in the adventures of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Currently, the star is preparing for the release of Thor: Love and Thunder.
But not only from Marvel movies lives the career of Chris Hemsworth! The star also acts in productions such as Ghostbusters, Rescue and Rush: Edge of Emotion.
Jurnee Smollett – Lizzy
American actress Jurnee Smollett plays Lizzy in Spiderhead. In the Netflix movie, the character is an inmate who develops a strong connection with the protagonist Jeff – and also suffers from the experiments of the villain Abnesti.
Jurnee Smollett began her artistic career in her childhood, with performances in series such as Três é Demais and films such as the thriller Amores Divididos.
Nowadays, the actress is best known for her performance as the heroine Black Canary in the DC movie Birds of Prey. Jurnee Smollett also plays Letitia ‘Leti’ Lewis in the HBO series Lovecraft Country. For her performance, she was nominated for an Emmy for Best Actress.
Mark Paguio – Verlaine
In Spiderhead, Mark Paguio plays a very important role. The actor plays Verlaine, Steve Abnesti’s faithful assistant. Loyal and observant, the character completely believes in the boss’s plans.
The Netflix movie represents one of the first projects in Mark Paguio’s career. In addition to Spiderhead, the actor is in series such as The Unusual Suspects and Bump.
Tess Haubrich – Heather
Tess Haubrich joins the Spiderhead cast as Heather. The actress opposite Miles Teller in one of the most memorable scenes of the film. The sequence, in fact, was used in the promotion of the feature.
Australian-born Tess Haubrich is famous for playing agent Sarah Rosenthal in the sci-fi thriller Alien: Covenant and for making a small cameo in the feature Wolverine: Immortal.
Bebe Bettencourt – Emma
Bebe Bettencourt is also in the cast of Spiderhead on Netflix. The actress plays Emma, a character who appears only in flashbacks and memories.
Spiderhead represents one of the Australian actress’s most famous projects. In addition to the Netflix movie, Bettencourt is in features like The Dry and series like Eden.
Meet the other Spiderhead cast members on Netflix
In addition to the main cast listed above, Spiderhead also has other actors in small roles.
Spiderhead’s cast is completed by Sam Delich (Adam), Joey Vieira (Miguel), Daniel Reader (Ryan), Ron Smyck (Dave) and Stephen Tongun (Ray).
In addition, the feature features a cameo from professional wrestler Nathan Jones (pictured above) as Rogan.
Spiderhead is now available on Netflix.
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