The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep adds Jocelin Donahue to its cast
Deadline reports that actress Jocelin Donahue has joined the cast of The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep in an undisclosed role. Donahue has a history with horror movies, including roles in the Christmas scarer All The Creatures Were Stirring, Insidious: Chapter 2, and The House of the Devil.
Donahue will be joining the previously announced cast members Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Zahn McClarnon (Westworld), Carl Lumbly (Supergirl), and Alex Essoe (Midnighters). Ewan McGregor (Fargo) stars as a grown-up Danny Torrance.
The film 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, 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.