John Lee Hancock to adapt Stephen King's Mr. Harrigan's Phone for Netflix

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There are actually no scarcity of Stephen King diversifications out there, and as we speak brings the announcement of more others. “If It Bleeds,” the most recent assortment of novellas from the prolific author, spotlight 4 tales, together with Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, and producers Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum are teaming up with Netflix to carry the story to life.

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John Lee Hancock, finest identified for SAVING MR. BANKS and THE FOUNDER, has been tapped to jot down and direct a feature-film adaptation of Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, which tells the story of a teen who befriends and does odd jobs for a retired, older man. After a lotto ticket which the person gave {the teenager} pays off, he buys Mr. Harrigan his first sensible mobile. When Mr. Harrigan passes away, {the teenager} locations the mobile in the older man’s pocket before he is buried, however is later shocked when he recieves a textual content from beyooooond the grave. Spooky.

Now, I discussed that “If it Bleeds” spotlight 4 tales, and it could appear that the different tales in the gathering have been optioned as nicely. Rat, which focuses on a annoyed author who makes a Faustian discount with a rat to beat a bout of author’s block, has been optioned by Ben Stiller, who’s slated to make, direct, and star in the challenge. Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa banner has optioned The Life of Chuck, which focuses on a person who dies of a mind tumor at 39 and whose life is segmented into more supernatural chapter breaks. At this time, Aronofsky is just onboard the challenge as a producer. The final story, If It Bleeds, revolves around Holly Gibney, a personality who was most recently seen in the HBO limited-series The Outsider played by Cynthia Erivo. A deal hasn’t yet been made for this story, however HBO may snap it up ought to they want to carry the series back in some style. This has been your Friday night version of Every Stephen King Story Must be Adapted.



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