"Doctor Sleep" has found its latest star to "shine on."
The upcoming film has added young actress Kyliegh Curran to the cast, Deadline reports. She'll play Abra Stone, one of the key characters in Stephen King's "Doctor Sleep" adaptation. The film is based on the 2013 horror novel of the same name, which is the sequel to "The Shining."
Curran will be sharing the screen with Ewan McGregor, as he plays the adult Danny Torrance and their respective characters both have the "shining" power. In the novel, which picks up decades after the events of the first book, Dan and Abra end up with an unexpected telepathic connection, leading him to get involved after the girl's power is discovered by a cult. The cult leader will be played by Rebecca Ferguson, whose casting was first reported in late June.
Curran doesn't have a long acting resume yet, but she did play the young version of Nala in the Broadway musical "The Lion King" as well as star in the indie flick "I Can I Will I Did." She won her "Doctor Sleep" role after about 800 girls across the United States auditioned for the part, according to Deadline. Director Mike Flanagan confirmed her casting with a tweet on Thursday saying that he is "very excited."
"Doctor Sleep" is slated to open Jan. 24, 2020.