Last month we reported that a feature adaptation of Stephen King‘s tale Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is on its way to Netflix. Today, we’ve got casting news.
Acting legend Donald Sutherland stars as Mr. Harrigan and Jaeden Martell (IT) plays Craig. Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“Bary”) will play the role of Ms. Heart. Colin O’Brien (The Mothership) and Cyrus Arnold (Just Beyond) have also now joined the cast.
“Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is 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.”
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone was featured in King’s recently released collection “If It Bleeds.” The adaptation is from “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy along with Blumhouse. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) is both writing and directing.
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone will premiere sometime in 2022 on Netflix. We’ll keep you posted.