Ewan McGregor to star in ‘The Shining’ sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’

Ewan McGregor will play the role of Danny Torrance in the planned sequel to iconic film The Shining.

The new movie entitled Doctor Sleep, which will be an adaptation of the Stephen King novel by the same name, will act as the the sequel to horror classic “The Shining.”

Sources close to Variety claim that King himself has given the blessing to production following the decision to cast McGregor.

Mike Flanagan will direct the film alongside producing partner, Trevor Macy who will introduce Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg into the mix. Flanagan has plenty of experience in the role having already been the brains behind Netflix’s adaptation of the King suspense novel Gerald’s Game. 

“Doctor Sleep follows Danny Torrance, a middle-aged man drifting though America in order to shed his father’s alcoholism which passed down to him in order to forget the events of The Shining,” according to the film’s synopsis. “After landing into a small Massachusetts town and with the aid of a cat, he becomes ‘Doctor Sleep”‘ After meeting a young girl with the most powerful shining Danny’s ever seen, he must now face the demons of his past and the demons of the present in order to save her from a horrifying evil known as ‘The True Knot’.”

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