Ethan Hawke has answered a sinister call...
...Today, Blumhouse and Universal have announced that actor Ethan Hawke has been cast in director Scott Derrickson's The Black Phone! Hawke re-teams with Derrickson after starring in the director's terrifying film Sinister.
In The Black Phone, adapted by Derrickson and frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill (Sinister), based on Joe Hill's short story:
"John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead."
Hawke joins Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan), Mason Thames (For All Mankind) and Madeleine McGraw (Toy Story 4, Secrets of Sulphur Springs), who are set to also appear in the film.
Derrickson, Cargill and Jason Blum, for Blumhouse, are producing the film. Universal and Blumhouse will present the Crooked Highway production. Joe Hill is an executive producer.
The film is set to begin production next month in North Carolina.
By Matt Konopka