Ewan McGregor leads the cast as Danny Torrance in Mike Flanagan‘s Doctor Sleep, both an adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel novel and a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. McGregor stars alongside Rebecca Ferguson as Rose O’Hara (aka Rose the Hat), a character King introduced in Doctor Sleep. She is the primary antagonist in the novel and upcoming film.
Wikipedia describes Rose as “the semi-immortal leader of a tribe of quasi-demonic murderers known as The True Knot. Danny’s Arch-nemesis, she and her followers seek out children with telepathic abilities and torture them to death, feeding off of their psychic essence, which they call Steam. By feeding off of this, they are able to functionally live forever.”
Check out a new shot of Ferguson’s Rose the Hat below, via Fandango today.
Carl Lumbly is playing Dick Hallorann with Alex Essoe as Wendy Torrance in the continuation of the storyline from The Shining. Kyliegh Curran has been cast in the role of Abra Stone, a girl who has the gift of ‘The Shining’. Bruce Greenwood plays the role of Dr. John. Alyn Lind is Snakebite Andi, with Jocelin Donahue and Jacob Tremblay also starring.
In Doctor Sleep, still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.
Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.
Doctor Sleep hits theaters on November 8, 2019.