Kyliegh Curran has beaten out eight-hundred other girls in a nationwide search for the key role of Abra Stone, a girl with the gift of the ‘shining’, in the upcoming Stephen King novel adaptation “Doctor Sleep” at 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 girl (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.
Mike Flanagan (“Gerald’s Game,” “Hush”) helms the new film with Trevor Macy and Jon Berg producing. A January 24th 2020 release is planned.