Rebecca Ferguson To Join Ewan McGregor in THE SHINING Sequel DOCTOR SLEEP
Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) is in negotiations to join Ewan McGregor in Warner Bros. adaptation of the Stephen King novel Doctor Sleep, which is the sequel to the horror classic The Shining.
McGregor is set to play the adult version of Danny Torrance, which is a perfect casting choice. There's no word on who Ferguson is playing, but there's a chance that she could be playing the character Lucy Stone, Danny Torrance's younger half-sister.
Lucy was a product of an affair between Jack and Sandy, while Jack was teaching. After her mother died in a car accident, she was raised by her grandmother. Later in life she married David and gave birth to their only daughter, Abra, who is a more powerful psychic than her uncle Dan.
It would make sense to see Ferguson take on this role, but there may be another character that she will be playing.
The Shining centers on Jack Torrance, his wife Wendy, and their son Danny as they live in the haunted Overlook Hotel during the winter season to take care of it. It's there that the hotel possesses Jack and he slowly becomes possessed by the hotel and nightmarishly torments his wife and son.
Doctor Sleep takes place several years after the events that took place at the Overlook Hotel. It focuses on Jack's son Danny who is now a middle-aged man. He is still traumatized by what happened at the hotel all those years ago, and he throughout his life has had to deal with anger management and alcoholism issues. However, in an effort to get his life back together, he gives up drinking and settles down in a small town in New Hampshire. It is at this point in his life where his psychic abilities start to resurface and he develops a psychic link with a 12-year-old girl named Abra Stone. Turns out this girl's life is being threatened by a tribe of paranormals who suck the energy from people. They are led by a man named Rose the Hat and Danny has to save her from them.
Mike Flanagan, who helmed Netflix’s adaptation of the King novella Gerald’s Game, is directing Doctor Sleep. The studio is also developing a prequel to The Shining called Overlook Hotel.