Hollywood star Ethan Hawke will be playing the lead role in director Scott Derrickson’s upcoming horror movie Black Phone.
According to Variety, the movie is based on Joe Hill’s horror novella of the same name. Derrickson will co-write the screenplay with Robert Cargill.
The novella focuses on a dead cinephile, a lonely kid, an eight-foot-tall locust and a man locked in a basement stained with the blood of murdered children. There’s also an old, disconnected telephone that rings at night with calls from the dead.