Stephen King adaptations are as popular as ever with several being released his year and nine (yes nine) headed your way in 2022 (read more about that here).
One of the new adaptations is Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, based on King’s story featured in his new collection If It Bleeds. Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is set to be adapted for a feature film for Netflix.
The project is being developed by “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy, with John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) writing and directing. Production begins this month on the film, which Blumhouse announced last week during BlumFest 2021.
“Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is from the latest collection of novellas “If It Bleeds” from Stephen King, about a young boy named Craig, living in a small town, who befriends an older, reclusive billionaire, Mr. Harrigan. The two form a bond over books and an iPhone, but when the man passes away, the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone, and finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone that was buried with him.”
The series will star Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games franchise) as “Mr. Harrigan” and Jaeden Martell (IT) in the role of “Craig”.
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone will premiere sometime in 2022 on Netflix. We’ll keep you posted.