THE BLACK PHONE (2021) James Ransone joins Scott Derrickson new horror pic


Filmmaker Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us from Evil; Sinister; The Exorcism of Emily Rose) is directing the new horror flick The Black Phone.

James Ransone, who starred in IT: Chapter Two as Eddie Kasprak, one of the members of “The Losers Club,” has now also been cast.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Ethan Hawke, who previously starred in Scott Derrickson’s Sinister, has signed on to star. He will play a kidnapper.

Ethan Hawke in Sinister (2012)

Alongside his frequent collaborator Robert Cargill, Derrickson has adapted novelist Joe Hill’s short story ‘The Black Phone’ into a screenplay that, according to Cargill goes as follows: “A kidnapped kid. A creepy, soundproofed basement. An ancient, disconnected phone. Then, when night falls, the phone rings.”

Child actors Mason Thames (For All Mankind TV series) and Madeleine McGraw (The Harbinger; The Curse of la Llorona; Pacific Rim: Uprising) will headline the juvenile roles. On January 13th, it was announced that Jeremy Davies (Solaris) has joined the cast in an unspecified role.

Derrickson, Cargill and Jason Blum (of course) are co-producing the movie as Crooked Highway Productions. Joe Hill gets an executive producer credit. Universal and Blumhouse will release Black Phone theatrically on January 28, 2022.


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