Stephen King Gives Thumbs-Up To ‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’

by Thomas Tuna

The master has dialed up a rave review.

The upcoming Netflix adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Harrigan’s Phone–published in the author’s 2020 volume If It Bleeds–is written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and is scheduled for a fall debut on the streamer.

And King this week tweeted his approval of the PG-13-rated film–check out the post on this page. “I have seen a close-to-finished cut of Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, written and directed by John Lee Hancock,” King tweeted, “and it’s nothing short of brilliant.”

The film follows a young boy named Craig, who befriends an old, reclusive billionaire, Mr. Harrigan. The two “form a bond over books and an iPhone,” according to the synopsis, “but, when the man passes away, the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone.”

And that discovery strikes home in a frightening way. Craig finds himself able to “communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone that was buried with him.”

In the film, Jaeden Martell plays Craig; Donald Sutherland is Mr. Harrigan; Joe Tippett plays Craig’s father; Kirby Howell–Baptiste is Craig’s teacher, Ms. Hart; Colin O’Brien portrays a younger Craig; and Cyrus Arnold plays Craig’s antagonist, Kenny Yankovich.

The Blumhouse Productions film is produced by Jason Blum, Ryan Murphy and Carla Hacken.

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


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