Mr. Harrigan’s Phone will be ringing its way onto Netflix on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. The film is an adaptation of one of the stories featured in Stephen King‘s recent four-novella collection, If It Bleeds (2020).
The upcoming movie comes from “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy and Blumhouse, with John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) writing and directing.
King himself recently tweeted, “I have seen a close-to-finished cut of Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and it’s nothing short of brilliant.”
In Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, “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.”
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is rated “PG-13” for “thematical material, some strong language, violent content, and brief drug material.”