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Ewan McGregor to Star as Danny Torrance in ‘Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’

Ewan McGregor to Star as Danny Torrance in ‘Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’

Ewan McGregor will star as a grown up Danny Torrance in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of “Doctor Sleep,” Stephen King’s sequel to “The Shining,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap on Wednesday.

Mike Flanagan, who directed the adaptation of King’s novella “Gerald’s Game,” is directing for Warner Bros. His producing partner, Trevor Macy, will produce alongside Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg. Flanagan also rewrote the script, originally adapted by Akiva Goldsman.

In “Doctor Sleep,” Danny Torrance is in his 40s, struggling with demons and alcoholism, just like his father. King published “Doctor Sleep” in 2013 as a sequel to his 1977 bestseller “The Shining.”

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Most recently, King’s novel “It” was adapted into a movie, with its sequel on the way. Paramount also recently picked the directors for their new iteration of his novel “Pet Sematary,

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