Stephen King’s ‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ Heading To Netflix

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, yet another horror tale from Stephen King will land on Netflix courtesy of Blumhouse Productions.

MrHarrigan’s Phone–a novella from the horror master’s latest bestselling collection If It Bleeds–will be brought to small-screen life by writer/director John Lee Hancock, as reported by Deadline, with an eye toward a 2022 debut date on Netflix.

The film–which will start production this month–stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell (ItKnives Out). Jason Blum and Ryan Murphy will produce alongside Carla Hacken. The executive producers include Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold and Scott Greenberg.

MrHarrigan’s Phone tells the eerie story of a young boy named Craig (Martell) who befriends Mr. Harrigan, an old, reclusive billionaire (Sutherland). The two form a bond over books and an iPhone but, when the old man passes away, Craig “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.”

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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