Jacob Tremblay joins The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep
One of Hollywood’s most sought after child stars, Jacob Tremblay has seemingly joined the ensemble cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Doctor Sleep, the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s literary sequel to The Shining. TMZ broke the news but further details about Tremblay’s role are unknown at the time. The 12-year-old actor will reunite with director Mike Flanagan, whose Before I Wake served as his feature debut when it was shot in 2013, though it never had a U.S. release.
Tremblay is best known for his breakout role as Jack Newsome in the award-winning 2015 drama film adaptation Room, starring alongside Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Captain Marvel). He has also appeared in the 2017 comedy-drama film Wonder as August Pullman, who is a child with Treacher Collins syndrome. Tremblay was recently seen in the sci-fi action movie The Predator opposite Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Keegan-Michael Key and Sterling K. Brown (This is Us).
Doctor Sleep is set to be directed and written by Mike Flanagan, making it his second King adaptation after the acclaimed Gerald’s Game. Warner Bros. will release the movie on January 24, 2020. His producing partner, Trevor Macy, is set to produce along with Jon Berg for Vertigo Entertainment.
The sequel stars Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin) as adult Danny Torrance , Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible – Fallout) as Rose the Hat, Zahn McClarnon (Westworld) as Crow Daddy, Carl Lumbly (Supergirl) as Dick Hallorann, Kyliegh Curran (I Can I Will I Did) as Abra Stone, Bruce Greenwood (Gerald’s Game) as Dr. John Dalton, Alex Essoe (Midnighters) as Wendy Torrance, Emily Alyn Lind as Snakebite Andi and Jocelin Donahue (Insidious: Chapter 2).
Published 36 years after The Shining, Doctor Sleep follows an adult Danny Torrance (McGregor) from the original novel. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.” There Dan meets Abra Stone (Curran), and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.
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