It was reported last week that the Daybreakers actor would be making a cameo appearance in the highly-anticipated remake of the 1990 film.
Hawke spoke to New York Magazine while attending the after-party for the off-Broadway play Knickerbocker, stating that the cameo will be larger than one would expect.
"It's a five-page monologue," said Hawke of his part in the reboot. "Yeah, it's great. It's really good."
However, the 40-year-old actor refused to say anything else on the movie. When asked if the character he would be playing would be recognisable from the 1990 film, Hawke answered: "I don't know."
Colin Farrell, who will star in the remake, has promised that this version will be darker, despite the fact that it will have many of the same characters.
Total Recall also stars Kate Beckinsale as Farrell's wife and Bryan Cranston as the villain Vilos Cohaagen.
Farrell can be seen next in the movie Fright Night, which opens in cinemas in the US on August 19 and in the UK on September 2.
Watch the trailer for Fright Night below: