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Winona Ryder set to star in Stanley Milgram Story ‘Experimenter’ and odds are you know this one

If you have taken a Psych 101 class then you have probably heard of the ‘Obedience Experiments at Yale University.’ Although the title of the experiment might not ring any bells, the actual experiment might jog your memory. It was an amazing study, where people were put in a room and told to give electric shocks to others that they could not see, and who they did not know. No one was getting shocked, but screams and agonizing pleas were heard, every time a tester pushed a button.
 
The experiment was to see how long, or if, people would continue to shock the strangers simply because they were told to do so. It had some pretty terrifying results, but we don’t want to spoil the movie for you. Michael Almereyda is directing the film, and it centers around social psychologist Stanley Milgram, lead for the actual experiment.
 
Attached are Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder, the film will be called ‘Experimenter, The Stanley Milgram Story’ and it will be an indie drama written and directed by Michael Almereyda.
 
Filming is scheduled to start this summer, on June 5 right here in New York. Producing the film are B.B. Films, F.J. Productions, and Intrinsic Value. Producers of the film call it, “the true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram.” The producers went on to say, “The experiments were about conformity and authority, and their implications continue to be deeply unsettling and resonant. But this was just the start of a wide-ranging career for Milgram, who also came up with the Small-World Experiment, the basis for Six Degrees of Separation.”
 
While Sarsgaard is playing the title role of Milgram, Ryder will play the role of student Sasha Menkin, a love interest in the film.