Written by: Paul Scheuring, Mario Giordano, Mario Giordano, Christoph Darnstädt, Don Bohlinger, Oliver Hirschbiegel
Cast: Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Cam Gigandet, Clifton Collins Jr., Ethan Cohn, Fisher Stevens, Travis Fimmel, David Banner, Jason Lew, Damien Leake, Maggie Grace, Rod Maiorano
The Experiment, written and directed by Paul Scheuring, is the American remake of the 2001 German thriller/horror film Das Experiment. Oliver Hirschbeigal was behind the lens for the original with Mario Giordano having written both the screenplay and the novel it was based on, The Black Box. These works are based on true events that transpired during the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971 at Stanford University under the charge of Psychology Professor Dr. Philip Zombardo, Ph.D. The goal of The Experiment was to study the psychological effects of becoming either a guard or a prisoner in prison.
The film opens with an all too familiar