More casting news is now available for the upcoming Blumhouse and Universal film, The Black Phone. In a recent announcement, it was revealed that James Ransone has joined the cast! Ethan Hawke and Jeremy Davies were previously announced as the film’s leads. 

The Black Phone is being adapted by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill from a Joe Hill short story of the same name. The tale is a part of Hill’s short story collection titled 20th Century Ghosts. The collection was first published by HarperCollins Publishers in October of 2007.

Ransone is a well-known face in the horror community after portraying the adult version of Eddie Kasprak in IT Chapter Two. He starred opposite Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader among others to round out the “Losers Club.” Ransone’s performance as Eddie Kasprak garnered praise from the likes of Entertainment Weekly who said, “James Ransone is the MVP of IT Chapter Two.”

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Other titles that Ransone has starred in include Tangerine, A Dirty Shame, Inside Man and Red Hook Summer among others. The actor has also spent time in the realm of television. He was showcased in multiple HBO series such as Mosaic, The Wire, Generation Kill and Treme. Ransone was featured opposite Sean Penn in Hulu’s The First.

In addition to movies and television, Ransone has graced the New York stage. He received critical acclaim for Small Engine Repair, which was written by John Pollono and also starred Keegan Allen and James Badge Dale.

James Ransone is represented by The Gersh Agency, 3 Arts Entertainment and Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner & Gellman.

Stay tuned for more details about The Black Phone!