Stephen King Film to Be Set in Norwalk’s Lockwood Mansion
A chilling new Netflix movie based on one of Stephen King's short stories titled Mr. Harrigan's Phone will begin filming at Norwalk's Lockwood Mathews Mansion late this month.
According to the Internet Movie Database, the film stars Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell from IT and Knives Out. Mr. Harrigan's Phone is a short story from a collection of stories titled "If It Bleeds." Sutherland will play the role of Mr. Harrigan, with Martell playing the role of the young boy, Craig.
The new Netflix movie follows a young boy who becomes friends with a billionaire (Mr. Harrigan) in a small-town neighborhood. They form a bond over the older man's first iPhone. When the billionaire passes away, the boy is heartbroken until he learns he can communicate with his new friend from the grave by leaving voicemails on his friend's cell phone. According to horrorfuel.com, the film is being developed by "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is a National Historic Landmark located in Norwalk and is one of the earliest and most significant Second Empire Style country homes in the United States. It has 62 rooms and is a massive 44,000 square feet.
According to the CT Post, filming is starting for the new movie around October 26 and will continue through Thanksgiving. They plan to film for at least five weeks.
Just recently, we put together a quick tour of the infamous Lockwood Mansion. Check it out:
Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum Gala
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