Stephen King is probably the best known horror writer in the business, having many of his books made into movies. The latest is Mr Harrigan’s Phone and will star Donald Sutherland.
Mr Harrigan’s Phone is a novella that was found in last year’s If It Bleeds. The movie will be directed by John Lee Hancock, known for Saving Mr Banks and produced by Ryan Murphy, best known for American Horror Story. The movie is being made for Netflix.
Alongside Sutherland is It star, Jaeden Martell.
The story is:
When Mr. Harrigan dies, the teen who befriended and did odd jobs for him, puts his smart phone in his pocket before burial and when the lonely youth leaves his dead friend a message, he is shocked to get a return text.
According to one report, the smart phone is an iPhone, so the text from the dead is probably just delay in signal service. Android for the win!
We reported recently on another of King’s books that is getting another update, Salem’s Lot. More cast have been confirmed for Salem, Pilou Asbæk, Lewis Pullman, Alfre Woodard, Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp, William Sadler and Spencer Treat Clark.
King still enjoys his horror, he gave a review of Malignant:
I watched MALIGNANT on HBO and thought it was brilliant.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 30, 2021
I saw the movie and I didn’t agree, Malignant review. Make of that what you will.
My Harrigan’s Phone will start filming this month with a release date for some time in 2022.