Ewan McGregor will star as Danny Torrance in Warner Bros.' adaptation of the Stephen King novel "Doctor Sleep", the sequel to horror classic "The Shining". Flanagan's frequent collaborative partner Trevor Macy will produce alongside Vertigo Entertainment's Jon Berg. His worsened drinking problem equally suppresses his pain and his previously titular "shining" ability. Variety's sources say King gave the casting his blessing.
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But with It earning more than $700,000 worldwide for New Line a year ago, Doctor Sleep is now being fast-tracked into pre-production.
The novel picks up years after the traumatic events at the Overlook Hotel, as Danny grapples with the same alcohol and anger issues his father experienced.More news: David and Victoria Beckham shut down divorce rumours with official statement
Although Stanley Kubrick's The Shining became a cult classic, King was famously dissatisfied with the 1980 adaptation, and went on to write his own 1997 television miniseries. Torrence starts using his gift to communicate with the dying at a local hospice center, and his story takes a turn after he meets a young girl who also has "shining" powers.
"Come play with us Danny". At the time, the film was considered a box office disappointment, earning $44 million on a $19 million budget.More news: Sarah Sanders responds to claims of her leaving the White House
He can next be seen playing Christopher Robin's eponymous character in the fantasy comedy-drama film of the same name scheduled to be released on August 3, 2018.