Date: 1st February 2021

Ethan Hawke Joins the Cast of Scott Derrickson's The Black Phone.

Ethan Hawke is reuniting with his Sinister director Scott Derrickson for the upcoming Blumhouse horror movie The Black Phone.

Scott Derrickson and frequent collaborator Robert Cargill wrote the script adapting the Joe Hill short story that first appeared in the author’s short story collection, 20th Century Ghosts.

The film, directed by Derrickson, is set to begin production in North Carolina next month. Derrickson and his frequent collaborator Robert Cargill adapted the script based on Joe Hill’s short story.

The story concerns a kidnapped kid who finds himself in a soundproof basement surrounded by the remains of other victims. When night falls, the antique - and disconnected - telephone in the room begins to ring with the calls from the dead.

Recently, Hawke starred in Blumhouse's Showtime series The Good Lord Bird, which repped the actor’s TV debut. Hawke also executive produced and co-wrote the series based on James McBride’s National Book Award-winning novel. The seven-part limited series follows 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.

Source: Press Release