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Ewan McGregor is now Dan Torrance in the upcoming horror film Doctor Sleep

Ewan McGregor is a famous Scottish actor, Singer, and Director best known for his acting performance in a number of films. This 48-year-old actor is currently appearing as Dan Torrance in the upcoming horror thriller film of “Doctor Sleep.”

Recently, the trailer of the film was released online and it is getting a positive response on social media. From the trailer we can make out the intense and horror background noise can make anyone get afraid.

The story of doctor sleep follows the events of The Shining ( Stephen King’s novel) in which Danny the lead character remains psychologically traumatized, while his mother named Wendy slowly recovers from her injuries. Moreover, Danny was found by the ghosts of the Overlook Hotel that were looking for him. But Danny was taught of how to imprison the ghosts in the kick boxes in his mind by Chef Hallorann. But, like his father, Dan also drifts towards alcohol for decades until he finds a community later in which he gives up drinking.

Torrance finally settles in New Hampshire and also gets a job in hospice care and becomes popularly known as “Doctor Sleep” due to his remnant psychic abilities that can provide comfort to the dying. Eventually, Dan gets in contact with Abra, a toddler girl who possesses greater psychic powers than Dan establishes a telepathic bond with Doctor Sleep.

This courageous teenager has an extraordinary gift, known as ‘shine’ seeks the help of Dan against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot. In their quest for immortality, three followers Fred off the shine if innocents. Dan and Abra finally form an unlikely alliance against the battle with Rose. Moreover, the fearless nature of the Abra compels Dan to call upon his own powers that he was unaware of.

The leading actors in the upcoming horror movie are:

  • Ewan McGregor as Dan Torrance
  • Rebecca Ferguson as Rose the Hat (Head of the true knot)
  • Carl Lumbly as Dick Hallorann, a former cook of Overlook Hotel
  • Kayleigh Curran is playing the role of Abra Stone, a teenage girl with the power of ‘shining’
  • Zayn McClarnon as Crow Daddy
  • Bruce Greenwood as Dr. John
  • Emily Alyn Lind as Snakebite Andi
  • Alex Essoe as Wendy Torrance
  • Jacob Tremblay
  • Cliff Curtis and more.

Doctor Sleep is based on the Novel

Yes! The movie is based on the 2013 horror novel by Stephen King. In fact, the novel is a sequel to King’s 1977 novel titled ‘The Shining’. Moreover, the Shining novel was also adapted in the 1980 horror film of the same name.

Doctor Sleep Release Date

Warner Bros. Pictures is planning the release of the film on October 30, 2019, in the United States. However, the film was initially planned for the release on January 24, 2020, but later the date was changed.

Doctor Sleep film Trailer

Recently, the trailer of the film was released and the anticipation is getting higher. The film is directed and screenplay by Mike Flanagan and Michael Fimognari is behind the Cinematography.

The Actor has won Golden Globe Awards for best actor for his performance in the TV series called “Fargo” and he also appeared in a number of Movies and TV shows. On the other hand, McGregor is also involved in some of the charity works and served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK. Furthermore, he has also been awarded the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award in 2016.

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