Ethan Hawke Reunites With Sinister Director For ‘The Black Phone’

January 28, 2021

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Four-time Academy-Award nominee Ethan Hawke is reuniting with director Scott Derrickson to star in the upcoming film The Black Phone, from Blumhouse and Universal.


Derrickson, known for films such as Dr. Strange and Sinister in which Hawke starred, is set to begin production on The Black Phone in North Carolina this February. 


Derrickson and frequent collaborator Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange, Sinister) adapted the script based on a short story by Joe Hill.


Derrickson, Cargill, and Jason Blum, for Blumhouse, are producing the film. Universal and Blumhouse will present the Crooked Highway Production. Joe Hill will be executive producing.


Ethan Hawke is a four-time Academy Award®-nominated actor and screenwriter.  Not long ago, 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 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. 


We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about the film.

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