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Ewan McGregor Says DOCTOR SLEEP Very Faithful to Stephen King’s Novel




Director Mike Flanagan’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep is all set to star Ewan McGregor as grown-up Danny Torrance.

And if McGregor is too be believed, then Flanagan’s upcoming adaptation will be very faithful to the book. Hell, yeah!

Well, it’s very faithful to the book, the script,” McGregor told Stephen Colbert. “If you’ve read the novel, that’s the story we’re going to tell.”

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Mike Flanagan is directing Ewan McGregor as grown-up Danny Torrance, and Rebecca Ferguson as Rose The Hat. Flanagan rewrote Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel. Flanagan’s Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg, and Goldsman is executive producer.


Doctor Sleep begins as Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his “shining” powers. Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a group with similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths.




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