Two More Young Actors Sign Up For ‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’

The latest Netflix adaptation of a Stephen King horror story keeps attracting talent.

King’s MrHarrigan’s Phone–published in the bestselling author’s 2020 volume If It Bleeds–this week locked up two young actors to flesh out the ensemble cast, according to a report on Check out the Twitter post on this page for photos of the newcomers.

The new additions–Colin O’Brien and Cyrus Arnold–join the previously announced Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell, Joe Tippett and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.

The Netflix film–written and directed by John Lee Hancock–follows a young boy named Craig, who befriends an older, reclusive billionaire, Mr. Harrigan. The two “form a bond over books and an iPhone,” according to the official synopsis, “but, when the man passes away, the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone.”

And that discovery hits him in a truly 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, Martell portrays Craig, Sutherland plays Mr. Harrigan, Tippett is Craig’s father (raising him alone after the death of his wife) and Howell-Baptiste plays Craig’s teacher, Ms. Hart. O’Brien assumes the role of a younger Craig, and Arnold plays Craig’s antagonist, Kenny Yankovich.

The Blumhouse Productions film–slated for a debut sometime next year on Netflix–is produced by Jason Blum, Ryan Murphy and Carla Hacken.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update 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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