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Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe & Zahn McClarnon join the cast of Doctor Sleep

Thanks to the huge success of IT, we're in the midst of a Stephen King renaissance with quite a number King-related projects in various stages of development, including an adaptation of "Doctor Sleep," Stephen King's sequel to "The Shining." The story finds the now adult Danny Torrance struggling with the same issues which plagued his father all those years ago, and Warner Bros. moved forward on the project earlier this year and tapped GERALD'S GAME director Mike Flanagan to helm the film. Ewan McGregor (CHRISTOPHER ROBIN) is set to play Danny Torrance with Rebecca Ferguson (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT) also starring as Rose the Hat, and it seems that the rest of the cast is beginning to come together.

Deadline has reported that Carl Lumbly (Supergirl) is set to play Dick Halloran with Alex Essoe (STARRY EYES) stepping into the role of Wendy Torrance. Variety added that Zahn McClarnon (Westworld) is also in talks to play Crow Daddy, the right-hand man and lover of Ferguson’s character who is the head of a murderous cult called the True Knot. After spending years embodying his father's legacy of anger and alcoholism as he was haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, "Doctor Sleep" finds Danny Torrance finally settling down in a small town where he quits drinking. Getting a job at a nursing home, Danny uses his abilities to ease the passing of the terminally ill, all while forming a telepathic bond with Abra Stone, a young girl whose shining is growing more and more powerful. It's then that Danny and Abra become aware of a group of quasi-immortal people known as the True Knot who travel across America living off of the "stream" that children with the shining produce as they are slowly tortured to death. Charming. With Abra now targeted by the True Knot, Danny's own demons are reignited as he battles for the survival of Abra's soul.

DOCTOR SLEEP is set for a January 24, 2020 release.

Source: DeadlineVariety

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