Mr Harrigan’s Phone Interviews: Jaeden Martell and John Lee Hancock

Last Updated on October 10, 2022

I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down with star Jaeden Martell and director John Lee Hancock and pick their brain a bit about Mr. Harrigan’s Phone.  I was able to see the film myself (Check out the review here) and I absolutely loved it. As a big fan of coming-of-age films, this was a great watch and made me very excited to talk to these two.

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone synopsis:

When Craig, a young boy living in a small town (Jaeden Martell) befriends Mr. Harrigan, an older, reclusive billionaire (Donald 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.

Based on the short story by Stephen King, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is directed and written by John Lee Hancock and produced by Ryan Murphy, Jason Blum and Carla Hacken. Joe Tippett, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Cyrus Arnold, Colin O’Brien, Thomas Francis Murphy and Peggy J. Scott also co-star.

I really loved Mr. Harrigan’s Phone and would consider it amongst the best King adaptations out there. Do you plan on checking it out on Netflix this week? What are your favorite King Adaptations? Comment down below! And let me know what you think about my interviews with Jaeden and John while you’re at it.

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone. (L-R) Director John Lee Hancock and Jaeden Martell as Craig on the set of Mr. Harrigan’s Phone. Cr. Nicole Rivelli/Netflix © 2022

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Tyler Nichols is a horror fanatic who resides in Michigan and is always on the hunt for the next great film. When not scouring the internet for movie news, he is usually off watching something dark, writing nonsensical musings, or playing in some fantastical video game world. While horror takes up most of his time, he still makes time for films of all types, with a certain affinity for the strange and unusual. He’s also an expert on all things Comic Book Cinema. In addition to reviews and interviews here on, Tyler also helps with JoBlo Horror Originals where he’s constantly trying to convince viewers to give lesser-known horror films a chance.