‘Ewan McGregor has been cast as adult Danny Torrance in “Doctor Sleep,” Variety confirms. The movie is adapted from Stephen King’s sequel to “The Shining,”.
Sources say King has given his blessing to McGregor’s casting.
“Doctor Sleep” picks up with Torrance years after the events of “The Shining.” The character is now a rage-filled alcoholic whose “shining” powers return when he begins to embrace sobriety. Torrence starts using his gift to communicate with the dying at a local hospice center, and his story takes a turn after he meets a young girl who also has “shining” powers
The source material is coming from King himself and the involvement of director Mike Flanagan bode well for the final product. Flanagan has become a genre favorite over the years with well-received horror efforts like “Oculus,” “Hush,” and “Gerald’s Game.” The latter, released by Netflix in fall 2017, was also a King adaptation.’ Flanagan’s producing partner, Trevor Macy, will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg.