Val Kilmer among cast in ‘Experiment’ Val Kilmer has signed to indie suspense thriller ‘The Steam Experiment.’ The feature, revolving around six people trapped and terrorized in an urban Turkish bathhouse, marks a return to directing for Philippe Martinez. Kilmer plays a former university professor who overheats his hostages to prove that humans will devolve into chaos under the pressures of global warming. He tells a detective that their location will be revealed if his hypothesis is printed as the local paper’s front-page headline. Other cast members include Armand Assante, Eric Roberts, Megan Brown and Patrick Muldoon. Rob Malkani (“Day Zero”) wrote the original screenplay. Karinne Behr, Luc Campeau, Neil Steinberg, Steelbridge Finance, Rob Malkani, Stephen Bannon and Trevor Drinkwater are executive producing.