Jeremy Davies has been cast in Scott Derrickson’s upcoming film for Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures, titled 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 Black Phone. Universal and Blumhouse will present the Crooked Highway production. Joe Hill is an executive producer.
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 J.J. 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 also 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 more Blumhouse news, Dana Drori, Casey Deidrick, Evan Williams, and Kasey Elise will star in Tentacles, the upcoming installment of Hulu‘s Into the Dark horror anthology from Blumhouse Television.
Tentacles is a psychosexual horror-thriller about a young Los Angeles couple Tara (Dana Drori) and Sam (Casey Deidrick) who fall head over heels into a new romance, entwining their lives – until their intimacy transforms into something terrifying.
Based on a story by Alexandra Pechman & Nick Antosca (The Act, Antlers) the episode takes inspiration from the rushes of early intimacy and uncertain power dynamics at play, and the dangers of losing yourself.
In partnership with Blumhouse Television, Into the Dark is a monthly horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum’s independent TV studio.
Each feature-length installment is inspired by a holiday and features Blumhouse’s signature genre/thriller spin on the story. The series has explored nearly every facet of the horror genre, and with the latest installment presents a twist on gender roles in modern horror.
Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Alexander Koehne, Lauren Downey, Nick Antosca, Alex Hedlund, Clara Aranovich, and John Hegeman executive produce.