Rebecca Ferguson Joins King’s “Doctor Sleep”

Following in the wake of Ewan McGregor’s casting in the male lead role, “Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation” breakout star Rebecca Ferguson has scored a major role in the upcoming Stephen King novel adaptation “Doctor Sleep” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

A sequel to “The Shining,” a now grown-up Danny Torrance (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 woman 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.

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