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Ethan Hawke & Rest Of Main Cast Returning For The Black Phone 2

November 29, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Black Phone Image Credit: Universal Pictures, Blumhouse

The Grabber will be back for The Black Phone 2, with Ethan Hawke and the rest of the main cast returning for the horror sequel. Deadline reports that Hawke is set to return for the upcoming film along with Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies and Miguel Mora.

The Black Phone was a breakout success for Universal and Blumhouse when it released last year. Set in the late 1970s, it focused on young boy named Finney (Thames) who is abducted by a serial child murderer known as “The Grabber” (Hawke). Trapped in the killer’s basement, Finney uses a mysterious phone to communicate with the spirits of the Grabber’s previous victims and formulate a plan of escape. Meanwhile, his sister Gwen (Madeleine McGraw) is having psychic visions that may lead her to her brother’s location.

Davies played Finney and Gwen’s father Terrence in the film while Mora played Robin, who was one of the Grabber’s victims.

The film grossed $161.4 million worldwide against a budget of just $17 million. Derrickson will co-write the film with C. Robert Cargill. It’s not yet clear whether Derrickson will direct. The new film will release on June 27th, 2025.