Scott Derrickson (Dr. Strange, Sinister) will direct BLACK PHONE for Blumhouse and Universal. Derrickson and frequent collaborator Robert Cargill (Bermuda, Doctor Strange, Sinister) adapted the script based on Joe Hill’s short story.
Mason Thames (For All Mankind) and Madeleine McGraw (Toy Story 4, Secrets of Sulphur Springs) are set to appear in the film.
Scott Derrickson, Robert Cargill, and Jason Blum, for Blumhouse, are producing BLACK PHONE. Universal and Blumhouse will present the Crooked Highway Productions. Joe Hill is an executive producer.
Scott Derrickson is represented by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and Ziffren Brittenham. Robert Cargill is represented by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Joe Hill is represented by Hotchkiss Daily & Associates and The Choate Agency.
Mason Thames is represented by AKA Talent Agency, MC Talent Management, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher. Madeleine McGraw is represented by Coast to Coast Talent Group, The Burstein Company, and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham.
Blumhouse is known for pioneering a new model of studio filmmaking: producing high-quality micro-budget films and provocative television series. Regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance, Blumhouse has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $4.8 billion. The company has produced iconic, genre, film franchises like Halloween, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and prolific films like Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man; Glass, The Visit and Split from M. Night Shyamalan; Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman; Get Out from Jordan Peele; among several others.
Blum’s television company operates in horror programming – with streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and Into the Dark for Hulu – and has also expanded beyond genre with provocative and acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, for Showtime; The Loudest Voice, starring Golden Globe winner Russell Crowe for Showtime; A Wilderness of Error (FX); The Jinx for HBO; A Secret Love, from executive producer Ryan Murphy, for Netflix; and lauded HBO series “Sharp Objects”, starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, among others.