Entertainment Ewan McGregor To Star As Danny Torrence In 'The Shining' Sequel

16:35  14 june  2018
16:35  14 june  2018 Source:   esquire.co.uk

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Ewan McGregor will star in Doctor Sleep, the sequel to Stephen King's The Shining . McGregor will play the adult Danny Torrence , still haunted by the events that happened at the Overlook Hotel.

Almost 40 years after Stanley Kubrick’s famous adaptation of The Shining reached cinemas and the sequel , Doctor Sleep, has been announced. Adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name, Variety reports that Ewan McGregor will play Danny Torrance, the son 14/25 A Star Is Born.

It's been 38 years since Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece: Ewan McGregor To Star In 'The Shining' Sequel © Getty Images Ewan McGregor To Star In 'The Shining' Sequel Ewan McGregor will star as Danny Torrance in the long-awaited sequel to The Shining.

Based on the Stephen King novel ‘Doctor Sleep’, the Warner Bros. project is helmed by director Mike Flanagan, who brought King’s novella Gerald’s Game to Netflix last year. A prequel to The Shining is also in the works, thanks the runaway success of 2017’s It.

Actor Ewan McGregor © Getty Actor Ewan McGregor  The story will follow an older Danny Torrence, a man plagued by the trauma of what happened at the Overlook Hotel. He worries that he is becoming a reflection of his murderous, alcohol-dependant father, but reconnects with his “shining” powers after a sober turn. 

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Ewan McGregor will star as an adult Danny Torrance in the Warner Bros. adaptation of Stephen King's Shining sequel Doctor Sleep. Both later end up in the cross hairs of a tribe of paranormals led by a man known only as Rose the Hat.

Ewan McGregor will star as grown-up Danny Torrance in the film version of Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining , according to Variety. The book picks up with Torrance in middle age, still haunted by demons both real and internal.

He starts to connect with a dying girl at a hospice, when he sees that she shares his supernatural abilities. They soon find that their power grows if they inhale the “steam” that comes off other gifted people when they are suffering painful deaths.

a person standing in front of a mirror: the Shining © - the Shining No word yet on whether he's keeping the haircut.

Child actor Danny Lloyd originally played Danny Torrence in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic, alongside Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. It was initially a box office disappointment, but earned worldwide critical acclaim over time.

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