“The Shining” sequel “Doctor Sleep” had added another cast member, with Zahn McClarnon from TV’s “Westworld” the latest addition. McClarnon joins Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and recently announced Carl Lumbley and Alex Essoe in the sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s classic.
McClarnon will reportedly play Crow Daddy – the right-hand man of Ferguson’s character, Rose the Hat.
“Doctor Sleep” begins as Torrance (McGregor) carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his “shining” powers. Those abilities return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help those dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme skills, and who is being targeted by a group with similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others, who have the power to shine, when they’re suffering painful deaths.
News from Variety.