Kyliegh Curran to play Abra Stone in Doctor Sleep movie
Kyliegh Curran (I Can I Will I Did) has joined Stephen King’s The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep movie as Abra Stone, Deadline has confirmed. Similar to Danny Torrance, played by Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin), Abra is a girl who has the gift of The Shining.
Curran joins McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible – Fallout), Zahn McClarnon (Westworld), Carl Lumbly (Supergirl), and Alex Essoe (Midnighters) in the project. The outlet notes that Curran impressed the Doctor Sleep filmmakers during casting with her flair of authenticity.
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.
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.