Heeeeere's "The Shining" sequel!
"Doctor Sleep," follow-up to Stephen King's "The Shining," just cast three more actors to join Ewan McGregor as adult Danny Torrance.
It was already revealed that Rebecca Ferguson was signing on as cult leader Rose the Hat.
Variety reports that Zahn McClarnon ("Fargo," "Westworld") is in talks to play Crow Daddy, right-hand-man and lover of Rose the Hat.
Deadline added two more names, which will be familiar to "The Shining" fans:
Carl Lumbly ("Supergirl," "Alias") will play Dick Halloran, with Alex Essoe ("Starry Eyes," "Midnighters") as Wendy Torrance. In Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film, Scatman Crothers played Dick and Shelley Duvall played Danny's mother Wendy.
Here's a "Doctor Sleep" synopsis, via Deadline:
"'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."
"Doctor Sleep" is scheduled for release in theaters on January 24th, 2020.
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Struggling with alcoholism, Dan Torrance remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. His hope for a peaceful existence soon becomes shattered when he meets Abra, a teen who shares his extrasensory gift of the "shine." Together, they form an unlikely alliance to battle the True Knot, a cult whose members try to feed off the shine of innocents to become immortal. Read More