Netflix has released the first trailer for Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, and this looks amazing it will be a great adaptation of Stephen King’s horror story. The film comes from American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy in partnership with Blumhouse, and John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) wrote and directed the film.
That’s quite a talented creative team, including a talented cast that includes Jaeden Martell (It) and Donald Sutherland, who seems to give a hunting performance. The film is described as being a “supernatural coming-of-age story.”
In Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, “When Craig, a young boy living in a small town (Martell) befriends Mr. Harrigan, an older, reclusive billionaire (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.”
King recently watched a film cut and 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.” So, that was a nice boost of trust!
The movie also stars Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Barry, Killing Eve) as Craig’s caring and concerned teacher, Ms. Hart. She is joined by Joe Tippett, Cyrus Arnold, Colin O’Brien, Thomas Francis Murphy, and Peggy J. Scott.
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is rated PG-13 for “thematical material, strong language, violent content, and brief drug material.” It will be released on Netflix on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.