“Room” and “The Predator” actor Jacob Tremblay has joined the ensemble cast of “The Shining” sequel “Doctor Sleep” at Warner Bros. Pictures. Specifics of his role are unknown.
A sequel to “The Shining,” a now grown-up Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood and has 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 girl (Kyliegh Curran) who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a cult who make others like them suffer painful deaths in order to absorb their powers. Rebecca Ferguson also stars as the leader of the cult while Carl Lumbly, Bruce Greenwood, Alex Essoe and Zahn McClarnon have supporting roles.
Mike Flanagan (“The Haunting of Hill House,” “Gerald’s Game”) helms the new film with Trevor Macy and Jon Berg producing. A January 24th 2020 release is planned.