Carl Lumby And Alex Essoe Join ‘Doctor Sleep’

August 3, 2018

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It’s been a few months since we had any news on Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep, the sequel to Stephen King’s The Shining. Today news has come that two more names have been added to the guest list that already includes the previously announced stars Rebecca Ferguson and Ewan McGregor who will play adult Danny Torrence.
Carl Lumby (Supergirl) has filled the role of Dick Halloran. Alex Essoe (Midnighters) is set to play Wendy Torrance, originally played by Shelley Duvall, Deadline reports.

Ferguson plays “Rose The Hat, head of a cult that feeds on the “steam” created by young people who have a touch of the “shining.” It is an excruciating fatal process for the victims and Torrance finds himself in their crosshairs as he tries to help a young girl elude their grasp.”
Flanagan rewrote Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of King’s 2013 novel which picks up with Danny who is now in his 40s and struggling with the same demons his father faced, anger and alcoholism.
Doctor Sleep begins as Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his “shining” powers. Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities and is being targeted by a scary group with similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths.”
Flanagan’s Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy will produce alongside Vertigo’s Jon Berg. Kevin McCormick is overseeing Doctor Sleep for Warner Bros.
Doctor Sleep is set to awaken in theaters on January 24, 2020.

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