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Ewan McGregor to star in 'Doctor Sleep' movie

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is all set to star in Warner Bros' adaptation of novel "Doctor Sleep".

Published in 2013, "Doctor Sleep" is the sequel to King's "The Shining", which was adapted in 1977 by for a by the same name starring and

The new film, to be directed by Mike Flanagan, will feature 47-year-old McGregor as Danny Torrance, the grown-up son of Nicholson, who in the original movie had psychic powers and watched his dad descend into a murderous rage, according to The

Flanagan had previously directed another one of King's adaptations, "Gerald's Game" for His producing partner, Trevor Macy, is producing the new project along with of Vertigo

The story follows Danny, who is an angry alcoholic dealing with his re-emerging psychic powers by working in a hospice, where he helps dying patients and earns the nickname "Dr. Sleep". Into his life enters Stone, a little girl with psychic abilities of her own, and Torrance finds himself caught up in a battle with a group of murderous kidnappers that want her essence.

had portrayed a young in Kubrick's

McGregor will also be seen in Disney's "Christopher Robin", the adaptation of "Winnie the Pooh".

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 09:40 IST