Netflix has released the trailer and photos for Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, the adaptation of Stephen King’s short story coming to the streaming service on Wednesday, October 5. You can watch the trailer below and keep scrolling for more photos.
The film is written and directed by John Lee Hancock, whose credits include The Rookie, The Alamo, The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks, The Founder, The Highwaymen, and The Little Things.
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone stars Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Joe Tippett, Colin O’Brien, Cyrus Arnold, Thomas Francis Murphy, and Peggy J. Scott.
The producers include Ryan Murphy, Jason Blum, and Carla Hacken.
When Craig, a young boy living in a small town (Jaeden Martell) befriends Mr. Harrigan, an older, reclusive billionaire (Donald Sutherland), the two begin to form an unlikely bond over their love of books and reading.
But when Mr. Harrigan sadly passes away, Craig discovers that not everything is dead and gone and strangely finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone in this supernatural coming-of-age story that shows that certain connections are never lost.
Released as part of If It Bleeds (See on Amazon) on April 21, 2020, the short short Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is described by Stephen King’s official site as follows:
“Craig is a youngster in a small Maine town hired by a rich old businessman to read and do the odd chore after he retires. After winning some cash off a lottery scratcher gifted by Mr. Harrigan, the kid buys his friend an iPhone.
“The device gets buried with Mr. Harrigan when he dies, though communication continues beyond the grave in chilling fashion.”
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