Ewan McGregor has been cast as the lead role in the sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep.
Variety reports McGregor will portray an older Danny Torace, the son from the original movie. Stephen King is said to have given his blessing on the casting.
The sequel follows Danny, now in his 40s, who’s still haunted by the Overlook Hotel. He’s dealing with a similar drinking problem as his father Jack Torrance (played by Jack Nicholson in The Shining).
However, Danny eventually sobers and regains his “shining” powers, and establishes a psychic connection with a young girl, who is being targeted by a group with similar abilities. Doctor Sleep will directly connect to the events in The Shining and the Overlook Hotel.
Source:: IGN -Reviews