Miles Teller to Star in ‘The Gorge’ for Skydance and ‘The Black Phone’ Director Scott Derrickson

The action film will see the “Top Gun: Maverick” star reteam with Skydance

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Miles Teller has signed on to star in and executive produce “The Gorge” for “The Black Phone” director Scott Derrickson.

The film, which has been described as a high-action, genre-bending love story, will see the “Top Gun: Maverick” star reteam with one of the blockbuster’s producers, Skydance Media.

Derrickson is coming off of the smash success of “The Black Phone,” which has raked in over $155 million at the global box office. He will direct from a spec script penned by “The Tomorrow War” writer Zach Dean.

David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger will produce for Skydance, alongside Crooked Highway’s Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill, and Sherryl Clark. Dean, Adam Kolbrenner and Greg Goodman will also produce.

“The Gorge” is the latest addition to Skydance’s stacked live-action action feature slate, which also includes the seventh and eighth installments of the wildly popular “Mission: Impossible” franchise; “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” and “Ghosted” for Apple TV+; and “The Old Guard 2,” “Heart of Stone,” and a reimagining of the successful 2001 “Spy Kids” franchise for Netflix. 

In addition to “The Black Phone,” Derrickson directed “Sinister,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and the first film in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” franchise. Next up, he’ll direct “Two Eyes Staring” and “When Gravity Falls.” Teller, who rose to prominence with “Whiplash” and “The Spectacular Now,” recently starred in series “The Offer” and “Spiderhead” for “Top Gun: Maverick” director Joseph Kosinski. The actor will continue his hot streak with roles in “The Ark and the Aardvark,” “The Fence,” and “Not Without Hope.”

Teller is repped by CAA and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.

Deadline first reported the news.