The Shining Sequel Movie Doctor Sleep Finds Its New Abra Stone

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It looks like the production to Doctor Sleep is slowly turning its gears, filling out the different roles it needs for the upcoming sequel to iconic 1980 Stanley Kubrick horror movie The Shining.

According to a new report by Deadline, the production of the film adaptation to the Stephen King sequel of The Shining has just recently cast Kyleigh Curran as Abra Stone, one of the lead characters in Doctor Sleep. Like Danny Torrance from the original The Shining who is now going to be played by Ewan McGregor, Stone possess certain mental abilities and certain gifts. Because of these gifts, Stone finds herself being targeted by a dangerous cult that's hoping that it could feed off its life Force.

Though Curran doesn't have that much experience in film, she has starred in the Broadway production of Disney's animated classic, The Lion King, appearing in the play as a young Nala. Together with McGregor, Curran will be starring alongside Rebecca Ferguson, Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe, and Zarn McClarnon in Doctor Sleep.

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For those who aren't familiar with the book itself, Doctor Sleep was published by King in 2013, and the book serves as the official sequel to the popular novel, The Shining. Not only do we meet Curran who is being targeted by a cult, but we also find ourselves reunited with Danny Torrance who finds himself spiraling into the same mental illness that destroyed his father in The Shining.

The Doctor Sleep movie is set for release on January 24, 2020.

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