Doctor Sleep: Ewan McGregor Cast In Stephen King's Shining Sequel

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Doctor Sleep, Stephen King's sequel to horror novel The Shining, is being made into a movie, and McGregor is taking the lead.

Here's a plot summary: Doctor Sleep begins as Torrance (McGregor) carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood.

Ewan McGregor better start practicing his best "redrum". Danny Lloyd famously played the role of Torrance in Kubrick's film. The movie is adapted from Stephen King's sequel to "The Shining", which Stanley Kubrick adapted into one of horror's most iconic movies in 1980. His worsened drinking problem equally suppresses his pain and his previously titular "shining" ability.

Doctor Sleep, the sequel to the 1977 book The Shining picks up with Torrance in middle age, still haunted by demons both real and internal.

Oculus and Ouija: Origin of Evil helmer Mike Flanagan is set to direct. But when he embraces sobriety, his psychic powers return and he uses his abilities to help dying patients in a hospice where he earns the nickname Dr. Sleep. The filmmaker previously tried his hand at King's material with Gerald's Game, the critically acclaimed take on the King novel that was once considered unadaptable.

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.

He meets a little girl Abra Stone who also has psychic powers similar to his own and he gets caught up in a plot to kidnap her to gain control of her essence.