Rebecca Ferguson Joins Doctor Sleep

Rebecca Ferguson at the Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation premier

by James White |
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One of the higher profile among the approximately 3,769 Stephen King adaptations in development, Doctor Sleep already has Ewan McGregor in the lead. Now Rebecca Ferguson will join him.

Published by King in 2013, Sleep's story catches up with an adult Danny Torrance, seen as a child in The Shining, burdened with the trauma of his younger days and showing worrying signs of his father's violent moods. With a lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his supernatural shining powers, he finds they return when he opts to go sober and uses his gifts to help those dying at a local hospice.

After forming a psychic connection with a young girl who boasts similar abilities, he discovers a scary group targeting those who have the powers, improving their own by inhaling the "steam" that comes off people with the shine during painful deaths.

While Variety's report doesn't have the details of Ferguson's character yet, Gerald's Game director Mike Flanagan, who is handling the movie for Warner Bros, tweeted "Rose", pointing to her playing antagonist Rose The Hat, the semi-immortal leader of the group with a yen for shine steam.

Ferguson will be back on our screens this summer as Ilsa Faust in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which will arrive, probably having jumped out of a plane, on 25 July.

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