Emily Alyn Lind joins The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep
According to Deadline, Revenge star Emily Alyn Lind has joined the growing ensemble cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Doctor Sleep, the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s literary sequel to The Shining.
Lind is set to play the role of Snakebite Andi, a member of the True Knot, a nomadic psychic group who feed off the steam of those children gifted with “The Shining”. In the Doctor Sleep novel, Andi was a sexual abused victim which caused her to hate all men. She has a snake tattoo and the ability to make people fall asleep through suggestion.
Doctor Sleep is set to be directed and written by Mike Flanagan, making it his second King adaptation after the acclaimed Gerald’s Game. Warner Bros. will release the movie on January 24, 2020. His producing partner, Trevor Macy, is set to produce along with Jon Berg for Vertigo Entertainment.
The sequel stars Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin) as adult Danny Torrance , Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible – Fallout) as Rose the Hat, Zahn McClarnon (Westworld) as Crow Daddy, Carl Lumbly (Supergirl) as Dick Hallorann, Kyliegh Curran (I Can I Will I Did) as Abra Stone, Bruce Greenwood (Gerald’s Game) as Dr. John Dalton and Alex Essoe (Midnighters) as Wendy Torrance.
Published 36 years after The Shining, Doctor Sleep follows an adult Danny Torrance (McGregor) from the original novel. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.” There Dan meets Abra Stone (Curran), and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.
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