Ethan Hawke is one of the most interesting actors working today. He’s able to balance curious art house movies like Abel Ferrara‘s Zeroes And Ones alongside more commercial fare such as Scott Derrickson‘s latest horror film, The Black Phone. I can’t think of another other actor who manages to deliver this with such balance.
In the former, Hawke play two brothers at opposing ends of the political spectrum, while the latter sees him play a twisted child killer. That’s three roles in two films – talk about range. The Abel Ferrara thriller will most certainly push many boundaries, but you can expect Derrickson’s film to be another well crafted piece of genre cinema (Hawke and Derrickson;s Sinister was great).
Zeroes And Ones hits select US cinemas and VOD on 19 November 2021 before arriving on DVD and Blu-ray on 4 January 2022.
The Black Phone makes its US cinema debut on 4 February 2022.
The Zeroes And Ones Synopsis:
Ethan Hawke (Training Day) and director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant) join forces for this gritty, tense political-thriller set on one deadly night in Rome. Called to the city to stop an imminent terrorist bombing, soldier J.J. (Hawke) desperately seeks news of his imprisoned rebel brother, Justin (also Hawke), who holds knowledge that could thwart the attack. Navigating the capital’s darkened streets, J.J. races to a series of ominous encounters, hoping to keep the Vatican from being blown to bits.
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The Black Phone Synopsis:
Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney. Starring four-time Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke in the most terrifying role of his career and introducing Mason Thames in his first ever film role, The Black Phone is produced, directed, and co-written by Scott Derrickson, the writer-director of Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
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