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Ewan McGregor Will Star in the 'Shining' Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'!

Ewan McGregor Will Star in the 'Shining' Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'!

Ewan McGregor is starring in the upcoming sequel to The Shining!

The 47-year-old actor is set to star in the upcoming Doctor Sleep, Variety confirmed on Wednesday (June 13).

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Ewan will play Danny Torrance in the upcoming adaptation of the Stephen King novel, who reportedly has “given his blessing” personally to the casting.

The movie will be directed by Mike Flanagan.

Here’s a plot summary: Doctor Sleep begins as Torrance (McGregor) carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. 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. Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a group with similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths.

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