Reported by Deadline tonight, Bruce Greenwood is the latest to join the cast of Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep, an adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining. Greenwood has landed the role of Dr. John, with character details being kept under wraps for now.
Carl Lumbly was recently tapped to play Dick Hallorann with Alex Essoe playing Wendy Torrance in the continuation of the storyline from The Shining. Kyliegh Curran has been cast in the role of Abra Stone, a girl who has the gift of ‘The Shining’.
Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson also star. McGregor stars as the adult version of Danny Torrance, while Ferguson plays Rose the Hat.
Flanagan rewrote Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel that picks up the life of the Redrum kid when he is in his 40s and struggling with the same demons of anger and alcoholism that plagued his father.
Doctor Sleep hits theaters on Jan. 24, 2020.