Stephen King’s ‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ Adds New Cast Member

Someone new has answered MrHarrigan’s Phone.

The Netflix adaptation of the Stephen King short story (published in the horror master’s If It Bleeds) this week added Joe Tippett to its growing ensemble, as reported by Deadline. Tippett–known for his stage and screen roles in Broadway’s Waitress and HBO’s Mare of Easttown–will make his first appearance in a King adaptation.

Tippett joins the previously announced Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell in the Netflix feature written and directed by John Lee Hancock (The Highwaymen). The film–produced by Jason Blum, Ryan Murphy and Carla Hacken–does not yet have a debut date, but is expected to air sometime next year.

MrHarrigan’s Phone follows a young boy named Craig (Martell), who befriends the older, reclusive billionaire Mr. Harrigan (Sutherland). “The two form a bond over books and an iPhone but, when the man passes away, the boy discovers that not everything is gone, and finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone that was buried with him,” according to the official synopsis.

Tippett will play Craig’s father, “who is left to raise his only son alone after the death of his wife.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on MrHarrigan’s Phone on Netflix.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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