Doctor Sleep (2019)

Doctor Sleep © Warner Bros.. All Rights Reserved.
Released:  Friday, November 8, 2019  
Studio: Warner Bros.
Genre: Horror
Rating: This Film Is Not Yet Rated


“Doctor Sleep” continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining.  Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace.  But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.”  Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose.  Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

“Doctor Sleep” stars Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III,” “T2 Trainspotting”) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “The Greatest Showman”) as Rose the Hat, and Kyliegh Curran, in her major feature film debut, as Abra.  The main ensemble cast also includes Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe and Cliff Curtis.

Trevor Macy and Jon Berg produced the film, with Roy Lee, Scott Lumpkin, Akiva Goldsman and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers.

Flanagan’s behind-the-scene creative team was led by director of photography Michael Fimognari (“The Haunting of Hill House”), production designers Maher Ahmad (“Get Hard”) and Elizabeth Boller (“Hush”), and costume designer Terry Anderson (“Den of Thieves”).  The music score is composed by The Newton Brothers (“The Haunting of Hill House”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, An Intrepid Pictures/Vertigo Entertainment Production, A Mike Flanagan Film, “Doctor Sleep.”  Slated for release in North America on November 8, 2019, and globally beginning on October 30, 2019, “Doctor Sleep” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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Ewan McGregor To Play Doctor Sleep's Danny Torrance  6/14/2018 11:01 AM EDT
It looks like old Obi-Wan himself (Ewan McGregor) will take on the role of Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep. The film is a continuation of the storyline from Stephen King's The Shining.In the film, we will see Danny, now in his 40s, struggling with alcoholism like his father, as well as the trauma from the Overlook Hotel. Once he sobers up, his "shining" powers come back to him and uses his gift to ...  More>>

Mike Flanagan to Direct Doctor Sleep  1/26/2018 5:11 PM EDT
Mike Flanagan has been chosen to direct the upcoming sequel to Stephen King's "The Shining". The film, titled "Doctor Sleep" will be based on the 2013 novel.  "Doctor Sleep" follows the story of Torrance dealing with the traumatic events of his time spent at Overlook Hotel as a child. As a recovering alcoholic, his "shining" powers come through, and he uses this ability to help those dying in hosp...  More>>

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