Mr. Harrigan’s Phone filming at The Ridgefield Playhouse!


Lights, Camera, Action – The Ridgefield Playhouse, in Ridgefield CT, has been transformed into a High School for a new Netflix film Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, written by Stephen King!  Six scenes for the Ryan Murphy productionstarring Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell (IT, Knives Out) are being shot at The Ridgefield Playhouse today. The transformation began on Sunday by replacing The Ridgefield Playhouse sign above the front entrance with a sign that reads “Gates Falls High School.”  Early Monday morning crews descended on the Playhouse lot to finish the transformation.  Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is from the latest collection of novellas If It Bleeds from best-selling author Stephen King, about a young boy Craig, living in a small town, who befriends an older, reclusive billionaire Mr. Harrigan. The two form a bond over books and an iPhone, but when the man passes away, the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone, and finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone that was buried with him.  The film is directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blindside, The Rookie, Saving Mr. Banks) and is expected to come out on the big screen in 2022!  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.

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