Jacob Tremblay (Room) has been cast in the upcoming sequel Doctor Sleep, which is slated for release in 2020. Mike Flanagan is at the helm of the film and he’s on a roll after adapting The Haunting of Hill House for Netflix to critical and audience acclaim.
Fanagan is also no stranger to King material and directed an impressive, faithful adaptation of Gerald’s Game last year. When asked what King novel he’d like to tackle next he stated Doctor Sleep, so it’s great to see that his wish has come true.
In Doctor Sleep, a now adult Danny is still plagued by the terrifying events that occurred at the Overlook hotel all those years ago. Like his father, he develops a problem with rage, alcohol and anger, so decides to give up the drink as an attempt to get a grip on his life. He is soon drawn to a dying girl, who is being targeted by the True Knot, a group that seeks those with the power of the Shining.
Look out for more casting news and be sure to check out Doctor Sleep when it hits cinemas on 24th January 2020.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)