The latest Netflix adaptation of a Stephen King horror story keeps attracting talent.
King’s Mr. Harrigan’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 JoBlo.com. Check out the Twitter post on this page for photos of the newcomers.
EXCLUSIVE: Colin O’Brien and Cyrus Arnold have joined the cast of Netflix's "Mr. Harrigan’s Phone" https://t.co/ztgMtgKliy
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) November 23, 2021
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 Mr. Harrigan’s Phone on Netflix.