Donald Sutherland (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) and Jaeden Martell (Knives Out) have been cast in the leads in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Harrigan’s Phone.
One of the four new stories in King’s If it Bleeds, the film will focus on “a young boy Craig, living in a small town, who befriends an older, reclusive billionaire, Mr. Harrigan. The two form a bond over books and an iPhone, but when the man passes away, the boy 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.”
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone will begin production this month and will be released globally on Netflix in 2022. The project is produced by Blumhouse and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy. It is written and directed by John Lee Hancock (The Little Things).
Sutherland and Martell are both talented actors who have proven their talent in every genre space and both have worked on King projects in the past. Martell appeared in It: Chapters One and Two and Sutherland starred in the early 2000s adaptation of ‘Salem’s Lot opposite Robe Lowe. It will be interesting to see what the two will bring to this particular King project.
If it Bleeds is a New York Times bestseller. It was released in April of 2020 and it is, in many ways, a new kind of Stephen King collection. There are undoubtedly thrills and chills, but there is also an emotional depth that draws the reader into its pages in unexpected ways.
We certainly can’t wait to see Mr. Harrigan’s Phone! What about you?