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Everything we know about Netflix’s new Stephen King film, 'Mr. Harrigan’s Phone'

Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum are putting together their creative geniuses for the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the master of horror, Stephen King’s chilling short story Mr. Harrigan’s Phone. This will be the fourth Netflix adaptation of a King project, following Gerald’s Game, 1922 and In the Tall Grass

The film is directed by John Lee Hancock, well-known for acclaimed feature films Saving Mr. Banks and The Blind Side. Hancock has previously worked on Netflix’s The Highwaymen, and this feature is set to be his finest.  

This is also a part of Murphy’s multi-year agreement with the streamer. He is well-known for works like The Politician, Ratched, Halston, The Prom and more, which have all been a part of his collaboration with Netflix. 

Ahead of the film’s shooting, here is everything that we know about the project:   

Everything we know about Netflix’s new Stephen King film, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone 

What is the plot of Mr. Harrigan’s Phone

The film will be based on Stephen King’s short story from his best-selling If It Bleeds. The story will follow the friendship that blossoms over an iPhone between a young boy and an older billionaire. 

The boy discovers that he is able to communicate across dimensions with his deceased friend via voicemails on the phone, which were buried with the body.  

Who has been cast on Mr. Harrigan’s Phone?

Although cast members have not yet been announced, Ryan Murphy is known for repeating his ensemble cast members, so we might see a few regulars. 

Could Jessica Lange or Evan Peters make an appearance? We certainly hope so.

What is the production status of Mr. Harrigan’s Phone?

The film is yet to commence production in October 2021. The shooting will take place in Connecticut, US. 

When will Mr. Harrigan’s Phone release on Netflix? 

If the film manages to wrap production up by the end of this year, we might get to watch the film next year by the end of 2022 on Netflix.

While we wait for the first view of Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, let’s remind ourselves of another classic Stephen King adaptation, In The Tall Grass below.