Someone new has answered Mr. Harrigan’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.
Mr. Harrigan’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.”
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