Fimmel Joins “Das Experiment” Remake

A few years ago his underwear package was big enough to cause traffic prangs in the UK, now that package better not drop the soap.

Former Calvin Klein model Travis Fimmel has joined the cast of “The Experiment”, the upcoming US remake of Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 2001 German thriller “Das Experiment”, for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Fimmel will play a prison guard, taking over a role that had reportedly gone to Elijah Wood. “Lost” actress Maggie Grace has also been cast, playing the ‘counterpoint’ to the film’s lead role played by Adrien Brody.

The script revolves around several dozen men who, as part of a scientific experiment, are chosen to simulate the roles of prisoners and guards, prompting a host of dark consequences.

The story based on an incident at Stanford University in 1971 in which an experiment that sought to find out how ordinary people would react in a prison situation went horribly awry.

Brody plays the leader of the prisoners, while Forest Whitaker is the lead guard. “Prison Break” creator Paul Scheuring makes his directorial debut on the project which is shooting in Iowa for release next year.

Bill Johnson, Jeanette Buerling and Maggie Monteith are producing.