Doctor Sleep’s cast is growing as Deadline reports Bruce Greenwood (Gerald’s Game, Star Trek, Below) will shine in another Stephen King adaptation under the direction of Mike Flanagan. Greenwood and Flanagan joined forces last year for Netflix’s tense thriller Gerald’s Game, where he starred as the ill-fated husband with a bum ticker. Greenwood is said to be taking on the role of Dr. John in the upcoming film, with no further details yet about his character.
The cast so far includes Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting) as adult Danny Torrance, Kyliegh Curran (I Can I Will I Did) as Abra Stone, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Fallout) as Rose the Hat, Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes) as Wendy Torrance, Carl Lumbly (Supergirl) as Dick Halloran, and Zahn McClarnon (Westworld) as Crow Daddy. According to McGregor, the script should be faithful to the novel with the story it’s going to tell, so book purists need not worry.
The overall response from fans for last year’s Gerald’s Game was resoundingly positive. Flanagan’s sure-handed direction along with fantastic performances by Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, and Kate Siegel made a challenging adaptation riveting. Gugino, Thomas, and Siegel will be teaming up for Flanagan’s other highly anticipated Netflix release The Haunting of Hill House, which just received a new trailer and October 12 release date.
The film adaptation for Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep is currently set to release on January 24, 2020. Be sure to check back for more news on this and other King adaptations!