Director Mike Flanagan
Cast Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Carel Struycken, Emily Alyn Lind
Release Date November 8th, 2019
Directed and co-written by Mike Flanagan, the man who brought us Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Gerald’s Game, and The Haunting of Hill House, among others, Doctor Sleep is the official sequel to Stephen King’s The Shining picking up years after and following the now-adult Dan Torrence who meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal. Check out the official trailer below!!
Ted Takes Fun Facts, Doctor Sleep:
Ewan McGregor, Dan Stevens, Chris Evans, Matt Smith and Jeremy Renner were considered and have met with the director for the lead role. McGregor ended up being cast, with Stephen King's blessing.
Stephen King first got the idea for Doctor Sleep in 1998 at a book signing when somebody asked him what happened to Danny. This was a question King had often asked himself as well as what would have happened to Jack Torrance had he found AA. King started thinking about how old Danny was and where was Wendy now and decided to find the answers with a sequel. But it was a tall order. He considered Doctor Sleep the true history of the Torrance family.