Kyliegh Curran joins the cast of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep as Abra Stone

Warner Bros. has found their Abra Stone for the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's DOCTOR SLEEP in Kyliegh Curran (I CAN I WILL I DID). As a young girl who has the gift of "The Shining," Curran will be joining previously announced castmembers Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Zahn McClarnon, Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe, and Chelsea Talmadge for the follow-up to King's iconic novel, THE SHINING.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless-mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep." Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival.

Helming the highly-anticipated sequel of King's 2013 story is Mike Flanagan (OCULUS, HUSH), who re-wrote Akiva Goldsman's adaptation of King's novel for the upcoming film. Word on the street is that approximately 800 girls had auditioned for the role of Abra, but it was Curran who ultimately impressed to the point of being offered the coveted part.

New horrors await Danny and those like him when DOCTOR SLEEP arrives on January 24, 2020.



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