No stranger to horror in his career as a standout child actor, Jacob Tremblay has thus far starred in both Before I Wake and The Predator, the former film directed by Mike Flanagan (“The Haunting of Hill House”). Flanagan is next adapting Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, and TMZ reports that he’s cast Tremblay in an unknown role.
Could Tremblay be playing a young Danny Torrance, in flashbacks?
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’. Bruce Greenwood plays the role of Dr. John. Alyn Lind is Snakebite Andi, with Jocelin Donahue also starring.
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.