Ewan McGregor reportedly joins 'Shining' sequel 'Doctor Sleep' as grown-up Danny Torrance
Danny Torrance is all grown up.
The young boy, traumatized by the Overlook Hotel and his villainous father in “The Shining,” will return in the “Doctor Sleep” sequel with all of his dad’s anger and all of his alcoholism.
Ewan McGregor is in talks to play the adult Dan Torrance, who uses his paranormal abilities to help dying patients at a hospice before a young girl with similar gifts needs his help more, Variety reported Wednesday.
The role ras originated on screen by Danny Lloyd in the 1980 “The Shining.” (Warner Bros/Hawk Films/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)
The “Doctor Sleep” movie, based on Stephen King’s 2013 novel, was announced in January with Mike Flanagan (“Hush,” “Gerald’s Game”) set to direct.
Danny Lloyd originally played Torrance, alongside Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, in the 1980 horror film from Stanley Kubrick. “The Shining” banked just $44 million at the box office and was considered a disappointment before finding new life.
“Doctor Sleep” is scheduled to hit theaters January 2020.