The novel, released in 2013, focuses on Danny Torrance carrying the trauma of the events at the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. he’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his ‘shining’ powers. His powers return however when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a scary group with similar abilities that find out that their powers grow if they inhale the ‘steam’ that comes off others with the power to shine when they are suffering painful deaths.
The report states that it’s not known who Rebecca Ferguson (whose credits include Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and The Greatest Showman) could be playing in the film.
Doctor Sleep is being directed by Mike Flanagan, with Trevor Macy (Flanagan’s producing partner) serving as producer alongside Vertigo Entertainent’s Jon Berg.