Last Halloween season, it was announced that Scott Derrickson will direct The Black Phone from a screenplay he wrote with C. Robert Cargill, and now it's been revealed that Jeremy Davies will star in the adaptation of Joe Hill's short story that was included in his collection 20th Century Ghosts.

We have the full announcement below for the new Blumhouse and Universal film, and in case you missed it, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill’s Crooked Highway production company recently teamed up with Blumhouse for a two-year first-look television deal, with multiple projects already in development.

Jeremy Davies has been cast in Scott Derrickson’s upcoming film for Blumhouse and Universal, The Black Phone.

Derrickson and frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill adapted the script based on Joe Hill’s short story.

Derrickson, Cargill and Jason Blum, for Blumhouse, are producing the film. Universal and Blumhouse will present the Crooked Highway production. Joe Hill is an executive producer.

About Jeremy Davies:
Jeremy Davies made his film debut starring in David O. Russell’s acclaimed first film, Spanking the Monkey, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and earned Jeremy an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Davies’ portrayal of Tom Hanks’ interpreter, CPL Upham, in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award winning film, Saving Private Ryan, garnered notable critical acclaim for Davies, including a co-nomination for a SAG award for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast.” Davies’ other film credits include Steven Soderbergh’s Solaris with George Clooney and Viola Davis, Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn with Christian Bale, Going All the Way with Ben Affleck; Wim Wenders’ Million Dollar Hotel, Lars von Trier’s Dogville and Manderlay with Nicole Kidman and The House That Jack Built with Matt Dillon, The Locusts with Vince Vaughn, Nell with Jodie Foster, and Twister with Philip Seymour Hoffman.

In television, Davies was invited to join the cast of JJ Abrams’ groundbreaking series, Lost, and his character, Daniel Faraday, quickly became a favorite of critics and fans. After Lost, Davies joined Graham Yost’s Emmy and Peabody award-winning show, Justified, and his ferocious, fragile Richard the Third-esque portrayal of Harlan, Kentucky outlaw, Dickie Bennett, earned him two Emmy nominations and one win. Davies’ television work includes HBO’s The Laramie Project, Bryan Fuller’s celebrated series, Hannibal and American Gods, Greg Berlanti’s Arrow, Flash and Supergirl, as well as Sleepy Hollow, Constantine, Lucifer, Texas Rising with Bill Paxton, and David Lynch’s re-boot of Twin Peaks. In the Gaming world, Davies won a BAFTA award for Best Actor/Performer for his acclaimed portrayal of 'Baldur' in Sony Playstation’s award-winning Game of the Year, God of War, directed by Cory Barlog. More recently, Davies guest-starred on Dick Wolf's acclaimed series, FBI.

Jeremy Davies is represented by Zero Gravity Management and attorney Karl Austen.

[Photo Credits: Above photo of Scott Derrickson by Gage Skidmore and above photo of Jeremy Davies by Prashant Gupta / FX.]

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