Warner Brothers sequel to The Shining, Dr. Sleep is now casting! It is being reported today that Rebecca Ferguson will be joining the cast alongside Ewan McGregor, per The Hollywood Reporter. Ewan McGregor has already committed to the role of Danny Torrance. Mike Flanagan best known for Gerald’s Game will direct the film.
The film is based on Stephen King’s novel Dr. Sleep which is the follow up from the classic 1977 The Shinning. I still have yet to read Dr. Sleep, I have it on my nightstand and will make sure I read it before the film is released.
“Doctor Sleep follows a now-adult Danny Torrance (McGregor) as he battles alcoholism and the trauma of what happened to him as a child in that Colorado hotel in The Shining. Along the way, he’s presented with an opportunity to use the shining power he discovered in the first book in a way that can help a young girl.” 
Full Synopsis: Doctor Sleep begins as Torrance carries the trauma of 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. Those powers return 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 group with similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths.
Source:  Hollywood Reporter