Ethan Hawke is joining the cast of THE BLACK PHONE, Scott Derrickson’s upcoming film for Blumhouse and Universal.
Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange, Sinister) is directing THE 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.
Derrickson, Cargill, and Jason Blum, for Blumhouse, are producing THE BLACK PHONE. Universal and Blumhouse will present the Crooked Highway Production. Joe Hill is an executive producer.
THE BLACK PHONE is set to start production in North Carolina next month.
Ethan Hawke is a four-time Academy Award®-nominated actor and screenwriter. He made his television debut in Showtime’s limited series, “The Good Lord Bird”, which he also executive produced and co-wrote, based on the National Book Award-winning novel by James McBride. “The Good Lord Bird”, produced by Blumhouse Television, is a seven-part limited series shot mostly in Virginia that brilliantly mixes history with imagination in its retelling of the story of abolitionist John Brown, played by Hawke. The series was recently recognized by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the Best Television Programs of the Year.
Upcoming, Ethan will star alongside Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard in the Robert Egger’s film The Northman as well as Abel Ferrara’s upcoming film Zeros and Ones.
Ethan Hawke is represented by CAA, MGMT Entertainment, George Sheanshang, and ID Public Relations.