The Shining sequel casts Ewan Mcgregor as Danny Torrance

Ewan Mc Gregor and “The Shining”
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While the world wonders about his potential involvement in the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie that looks more and more likely in the wake of Solo's release, Ewan McGregor might have just bagged a huge role in another franchise entirely.

Variety reports that Ewan McGregor has signed on to star as the adult version of The Shining's Danny Torrance in the upcoming feature film adaptation of Doctor Sleep.

Stanley Kubrick directed the original adaptation of "The Shining", starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.

Flanagan is known for such horror films as Before I Wake and Hush, but also recently turned King's Gerald's Game into a popular Netflix series.

Following the events of that one fateful night at the Overlook Hotel, Doctor Sleep tells the story of Danny Torrance and the trauma he's internalized from his childhood. He's become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his "shining" powers. King reportedly approves of the casting.

Horror writer King, pictured last month, published The Shining in 1977 and its sequel Doctor Sleep in 2013. But when he embraces sobriety, his psychic powers return and he uses his abilities to help dying patients in a hospice where he earns the nickname Dr. Sleep. His last feature was another King adaption, Gerald's Game, that arrived on Netflix past year. There Dan meets Abra Stone, 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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