Writer-director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) is bringing us an adaptation of the Stephen King novella Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, and the film is coming to Netflix on October 5th! What’s more, Netflix has shared some first-look images that give us a glimpse of the creepy tale.
In Mr. Harrigan’s Phone: “When Craig, a young boy living in a small town, befriends Mr. Harrigan, an older, reclusive billionaire, the two begin to form an unlikely bond over their love of books and reading. But when Mr. Harrigan sadly passes away, Craig discovers that not everything is dead and gone and strangely finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone in this supernatural coming-of-age story that shows that certain connections are never lost.”
Jaeden Martell (It, The Lodge) and Donald Sutherland (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Don’t Look Now) star as Craig and Mr. Harrigan respectively. The film’s cast also includes Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Joe Tippett, Cyrus Arnold, Colin O’Brien, Thomas Francis Murphy, and Peggy J. Scott.
Mr Harrigan’s Phone was one of four novellas featured in King’s 2020 collection If It Bleeds. The film adaptation is produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)