<img src="https://https://static2.srcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Ewan-McGregor-cast-in-Doctor-Sleep.jpg" /><p>Ewan McGregor is playing a grown-up Danny Torrance in the movie adaptation of Stephen King's <em>The Shining</em> sequel novel, <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/doctor-sleep/"><strong><em>Doctor Sleep</em></strong></a>. Warner Bros. began developing the film version of King's <em>Shining</em> followup back in 2016, but it wasn't until last year's <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/it/"><em>IT</em></a> became a massive box office success that the studio put the project on the fast-track for development. <em>Oculus</em> and <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/geralds-game/"><em>Gerald's Game</em></a> director Mike Flanagan has since signed on to cowrite and helm the movie - having already expressed his desire to adapt <em>Doctor Sleep</em> for the big screen - and the film got <a href="https://screenrant.com/godzilla-2-doctor-sleep-movie-release-dates/">an official 2020 release date</a> from WB just last month.</p><p>Published in 2013, <em>Doctor Sleep</em> picks up with Danny several years after he was nearly killed by his own father in the haunted Overlook Hotel. Danny, who goes by simply Dan as an adult, has inherited some of his old man's figurative demons (namely, his anger and drinking problems) and now spends his days caring for the elderly at a hospice in small-town New Hampshire. While there, Danny is contacted by Abra Stone, a young girl who also has "shining" powers and finds herself being targeted by a dangerous cult of semi-immortals with similar abilities. Realizing that Abra will probably be murdered if he does nothing, Danny is forced to finally reckon with his traumatic past and "shine" once again.</p> <strong>Click to continue reading <a href="https://screenrant.com/ewan-mcgregor-shining-movie-sequel-doctor-sleep/">Ewan McGregor to Star in The Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep</a></strong><br /><br /> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/ewan-mcgregor-shining-movie-sequel-doctor-sleep/">Ewan McGregor to Star in The Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/">ScreenRant</a>