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The Shining sequel casts Ewan Mcgregor as Danny Torrance | Entertainment

 Ewan McGregor. Photo: REX

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor has been forged as the lead position within the sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep by Stephen King.

According to Variety, McGregor will painting the grownup model of Danny Torrance, the son of Jack Nicholson’s character from the unique film.

The sequel will comply with Torrance, now in his 40s, who’s nonetheless haunted by the Overlook Hotel, coping with an analogous ingesting downside as his father Jack Torrance.

The film can be directed by Hush and Oculus filmmaker Mike Flanagan, whose earlier thriller Gerald’s Game was additionally an adaptation of a King novel.

Doctor Sleep, the sequel to the 1977 e book The Shining picks up with Torrance in center age, nonetheless haunted by demons each actual and inside. He works as a hospice nurse, utilizing his psychic powers to ease the transition for dying sufferers, however he’s additionally combating for sobriety, the identical habit that made his dad so weak to the evil forces lingering across the Overlook Hotel many years earlier than.

McGregor is greatest recognized for enjoying Obi-Wan Kenobi within the Star Wars prequel trilogy, the Trainspotting motion pictures, Moulin Rouge! and Salmon Fishing within the Yemen.

He can subsequent be seen enjoying Christopher Robin’s eponymous character within the fantasy comedy-drama movie of the identical identify scheduled to be launched on August three, 2018.

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