Netflix film shot at several locations in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, CT – As Halloween approaches, it’s only fitting that several locations in Fairfield played the roles earlier this week of places in the spooky world of Stephen King.

The crew for the Netflix movie “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” were in town on Monday, according to community and economic development director Mark Barnhart. Based on a short story by King, the film tells the story of a boy who befriends an elderly man named Mr. Harrigan and learns that even after the lone billionaire’s death, he is able to maintain communication with man, according to the Hollywood Journalist.

“It was a pretty big production,” Barnhart said. “They have a fairly large cast and crew.”

Scheduled for release in 2022, the film stars Hollywood veteran Donald Sutherland and young talent Jaeden Martell, who also starred films based on King’s novel, “It,” according to the Reporter. The film is produced by Ryan Murphy as well as Jason Blum’s Blumhouse, the reporter said.

The project received a permit to film at three locations in Fairfield: the Old Academy building on the City Hall campus, First Church Congregational and South Benson Marina, according to Barnhart. Work on the film was halted on Monday due to rain, but the crew will be heading back to town in mid-November for additional filming.

“They were planning on coming back in mid-November anyway,” Barnhart said.

Fairfield has been a filming location for several Netflix films this year. In April, the thriller “The Good Nurse”, starring Eddie Redmayne, hit town, and in June, the holiday movie “The Noel Diary”, starring Justin Hartley, shot in Southport.

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