Zahn McClarnon (“Westworld”), Carl Lumbly (“Supergirl”) and Alex Essoe (“Midnighters”) are all set to join Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson in “Doctor Sleep,” the upcoming sequel to Stephen King’s “The Shining,” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
The story follows a now grown-up Danny Torrance (McGregor) who 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 who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a group who make others like them suffer painful deaths in order to absorb their powers.
McClarnon will play Crow Daddy, the right-hand man of Rose the Hat (Ferguson), the head of the cult that feeds on the ‘stream’ created by young people who have a touch of the ‘shining’ like Danny exhibited. Lumbly is Dick Halloran, the role played by Scatman Crothers in the 1980 Kubrick film, while Essoe is Danny’s mother Wendy Torrance (the Shelley Duvall role).
Mike Flanagan, who scored raves for his King adaptation “Gerald’s Game,” helms the new film with Trevor Macy and Jon Berg producing. A January 24th 2020 release is planned.
Source: Heat Vision