Miles Teller portrays Jeff in Netflix’s new genre-bending and darkly funny psychological thriller, Spiderhead. The film, which is based on The New Yorker short story by George Saunders, will be released on June 17.
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.
The actor can most recently be seen starring in Top Gun: Maverick and The Offer.
We discussed which scenes were the most challenging, his character’s arc, filming those intense moments with Chris Hemsworth, the relationship between Jeff and Lizzy, the tone of the film, and more!
Watch my full interview here: