Ewan McGregor to star in Stephen King's The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep

Ewan Mc Gregor reportedly joins 'Shining' sequel 'Doctor Sleep' as grown-up Danny Torrance

Ewan Mc Gregor reportedly joins 'Shining' sequel 'Doctor Sleep' as grown-up Danny Torrance

"Doctor Sleep" picks up with Torrance years after the events of "The Shining".

Ewan McGregor has been cast as the adult Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep, the Warner Bros. adaptation of Stephen King's 2013 sequel to The Shining.

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Variety reports that the film focuses on Danny all grown-up as he deals with the reappearance of his psychic powers and some understandable emotional issues which have lead him to turn to alcohol.

Although Stanley Kubrick's The Shining became a cult classic, King was famously dissatisfied with the 1980 adaptation, and went on to write his own 1997 television miniseries.

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McGregor will portray the now-grown son in the horror film Doctor Sleep, based on Stephen King's best-selling follow-up novel, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly.

Doctor Sleep will be directed by Mike Flanagan - who has previously adapted King's Gerald's Game for Netflix, along with other horror pictures Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and Oculus. He is now working at a hospice where he uses his "shining" powers to provide comfort to terminally ill patients. During this time, he develops a connection with a young girl, Abra Stone, who comes to possess the same Shining abilities as he does.

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But with It earning more than $700,000 worldwide for New Line past year, Doctor Sleep is now being fast-tracked into pre-production. The actor next stars in Disney's "Christopher Robin", which opens August 3.

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