Mr. Harrigan’s Phone: Everything We Know So Far About Netflix’s Stephen King Movie

Stephen King has had several of his works adapted for the big and small screens. Horror lovers are always interested when they see his name associated with a new project because he has over 50 completed or in-progress projects. The most recent is Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, which will be available on Netflix later this year. It is based on the same-name novella Stephen King that appears in his 2020 collection If It Bleeds. The film will be produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, Carla Hacken (Hell or High Water), and Ryan Murphy. It will be written and directed by John Lee Hancock (The Little Things) (American Horror Story).

If It Bleeds contains four novellas, the first of them, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, to receive a movie adaptation. Interested producers are currently optioning the other three pieces, Rat, The Life of Chuck, and the titular novella, If It Bleeds. Given that the anthology was only recently published in April 2020, interest in creating adaptations of the four stories quickly followed.

Ben Stiller (Zoolander) has expressed interest in starring, producing, and directing a movie based on the book Rat. Darren Aronofsky’s (The Black Swan) firm, Protozoa Pictures, has optioned The Life of Chuck, and Aronofsky may produce. The final tale, If It Bleeds, a spinoff of The Outsider that stars Holly Gibney, may shortly be picked up by HBO (Cynthia Erivo).

Everything we know about the upcoming Netflix (All of Us Are Dead Season 2) original movie Mr. Harrigan’s Phone will be revealed in this post.

What Is Mr. Harrigan’s Phone About?

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone © Netflix

Let’s start by stating right away that the film has nothing in common with the most recent Blumhouse horror release The Black Phone. In the movie Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, a young kid develops a relationship with the reclusive billionaire Mr. Harrigan. When 9-year-old Craig starts helping Harrigan out around the house, their friendship blossoms. In addition to his hourly pay, Harrigan occasionally offers Craig scratch-off lottery tickets.

When Craig, then 11 years old, wins the lottery one year, he decides to buy Harrigan, who is actively resistant to adopting contemporary technologies, a new iPhone. Harrigan is first apprehensive about using the smartphone, but when Craig demonstrates the stock market app and how rapidly he can get the constantly-changing information, Harrigan becomes intrigued.

One day, when Craig arrives to find that Mr. Harrigan has passed away, he is inconsolable and returns the iPhone before the coroners remove the body. He regrets it at the funeral and puts the phone in Harrigan’s jacket pocket before Harrigan is laid to rest. Later, when he is overcome with sadness and loneliness, he makes a call to Harrigan’s mobile. To his astonishment, the phone is still functional, and long after the battery should have died, he likes hearing Harrigan’s voicemail greeting.

Craig starts experiencing problems with a bully when he enrolls in high school. He calls Mr. Harrigan’s cell phone one night out of annoyance and complains about his oppressor in a voicemail. He tells himself that it must be a coincidence when he subsequently learns that the bully committed suicide. At least, that’s what he tries to convince himself of. A part of him questions whether he actually spoke to Harrigan after his passing and whether his friend is still looking out for him. But unless he gives it another go, he won’t be able to be certain.

Who’s In the Cast of Mr. Harrigan’s Phone?

Donald Sutherland will play Mr. Harrigan. In the Hunger Games series and for his memorable closing sequence in the 1978 movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Sutherland is most remembered for his roles as President Snow and President Snow. The primary protagonist, Craig, will be played by Jaeden Martell, who played Bill Denbrough in the It remake’s two-part adaptation. Craig’s younger self will be portrayed by Colin O’Brien. In a few planned feature films, including The Mothership and Wonka, the prequel to Roald Dahl’s 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, O’Brien will make an appearance.

Joe Tippett will play Craig’s father (Mare of Easttown). Cyrus Arnold will portray Kenny Yankovich, Craig’s bully. For his role as Josh Jagorski in the HBO original film 8-Bit Christmas, Arnold is well-known. Craig’s high school teacher Ms. Hart will be played by Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place), and she will play a crucial role later on in the narrative.

When Is Mr. Harrigan’s Phone Coming Out?

The movie has been in post-production since the start of filming in October 2021 and its completion in December of that same year. Currently, fall 2022 is the anticipated release date. We should shortly have a more precise date. Given that it is a Stephen King novella, the premiere will probably take place in or around October. As a Netflix (Sweet Home Season 2) original, when the film is released it will only be accessible to view on their service.

Is There a Trailer For Mr. Harrigan’s Phone?

The movie’s trailer has not yet been released on Netflix (You Don’t Know Me Season 2). You will be informed here as soon as there is more confirmation regarding a trailer or release date.