In the wake of playing the adult version of Christopher Robin in the upcoming Christopher Robin, we’ve learned tonight that Ewan McGregor is next going to be playing the adult version of Danny Torrance in Mike Flanagan‘s (Gerald’s Game) Doctor Sleep, an adaptation of Stephen King’s recent sequel to The Shining!
Variety broke the news tonight.
The sequel to The Shining will release on January 24, 2020.
Flanagan will be rewriting a script penned by Akiva Goldsman.
“Doctor Sleep takes place years after the events at the Overlook Hotel and focuses on the the now middle-aged Danny who is still traumatized. He’s followed in his father’s footsteps and has problems with anger management and alcoholism. He soon gives up drinking and settles in a small town in New Hampshire. While there, his psychic abilities start to resurface and he develops a psychic link with a 12-year-old girl named Abra Stone who he must save after he discovers her life is being threatened by a tribe of paranormals led by a man named Rose the Hat.”
Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo’s Jon Berg. Goldsman is exec producer.