Jacob Tremblay has joined the cast of Doctor Sleep, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel of the same name. Doctor Sleep is currently being filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, under the direction of Mike Flanagan.
TMZ reports that Tremblay, who last appeared in the film The Predator, is being paid $100,000 for two days of work on the film. Doctor Sleep stars Ewan McGregor as the adult version of Danny Torrance, the character who was first introduced, as a child, in the 1980 film adaptation of King’s 1977 novel.
Doctor Sleep follows the adult Danny Torrance, who is plagued by alcoholism, still haunted by the horrific year he spent at the Overlook Hotel. Danny encounters a cult that feeds on children who possess the same “shining” powers that Danny does.
While Tremblay’s role in the film has yet to be announced, it’s strongly believed that Tremblay will be portraying young Danny Torrance in the film. Joining McGregor and Tremblay in the cast are Rebecca Ferguson, who plays Rose the Hat, the head of the cult, Kyliegh Curran who plays a “shining” girl, Bruce Greenwood, and Carl Lumbly, who plays Dick Halloraan, the former cook at the Overlook Hotel who also has the “shining” powers.
The script for the film was written by Flanagan, who rewrote Akiva Goldsman’s previous script. Flanagan has said that Doctor Sleep will acknowledge the events of the 1980 film, which was directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Doctor Sleep is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. on January 24, 2020.