Today the director Mike Flanagan announced on his Twitter profile that the feature Doctor Sleep, based on the work of Stephen King, won the R classification in the USA, equivalent to our 18 years here in Brazil.
Based on the book of Stephen King, Doctor Sleep launched in 2013, is a continuation of the events of The Shining (1980). In the plot we will follow, after 30 years, what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy from the first film, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel.
So, in the book, King continued the story by telling Dan’s life, which will be played by the actor Ewan McGregor, now a middle-aged man, and Abra Stone, not yet climbed, a 12-year-old girl with great power.
Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent a terrible year of his childhood, Dan was adrift for decades, desperate to get rid of his father’s legacy of alcoholism and violence.
Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, where he finds shelter in an Alcoholics Anonymous community that supports him and a job in a retirement home, where his remaining power of enlightenment provides ultimate comfort for those who are dying. Helped by a cat that predicts the death of patients, he becomes the “Doctor Sleep”.
Complete the cast yet, the actors Rebecca Ferguson, Zahn McClarnon, Carl Lumbly, Kyliegh Curran, Bruce Greenwood, Alex Essoe, Emily Alyn Lind, Jacob Tremblay and Jocelin Donahue.
The feature will be directed by Mike Flanagan and script of Akiva Goldsman.
Doctor Sleep hits theaters in November.