Jason Blum and Ryan Murphy are producing the thriller for Netflix.
Actor Donald Sutherland and actor Jaeden Martell will star in an upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story Mr. Harrigan's Phone, which is being produced by Jason Blum with the help from Ryan Murphy. The announcement was made at this year's annual event -the second ever- that celebrates all things spooky for producer/director extraordinaire…I mean heck yeah Hollywood royalty like us here!
Phone hails from King’s anthology collection If It Bleeds, released in 2020. The story told of a young boy who befriends an older, reclusive billionaire and learns to communicate with him through the iPhone that was buried next door when he passes away.
The production of 'Harrigan' is currently being played by Sutherland, while Martell plays the boy. The show was created and produced by Blumhouse Television’s Chris McCumber with Jeremy Gold as executive producer for Scott Greenberg Productions."
The plan is for the movie to debut on Netflix in 2022.
Sutherland has a vast résumé that ranges from classic films such as M.A.S.H., Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Kelly’s Heroes to playing vile President Snow in The Hunger Games movies! Recently, he was featured on HBO's Undoing series where he played Nicoles' dad..
Martell played Bill Denbrough in the hit two-part adaptation of King’s It. He co-starred with Chris Evans in Apple miniseries Defending Jacob and appeared in Knives Out (also with Evans). Martelli recently signed on to star as Jesse Katsopolis for a rebooted version The Lost Boys that is set around 1980's time period!