On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless-mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Flanagan

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Stephen King (based on the novel by), Akiva Goldsman (draft) | 1 more credit »
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Updated: 27 September 2018
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Rebecca Ferguson ... Rose the Hat
Ewan McGregor ... Danny Torrance
Jocelin Donahue ... Lucy
Catherine Parker ... Silent Sarey
Robert Longstreet ... Barry
Bruce Greenwood ... Dr. John
Carel Struycken ... Grandpa. Flick
Emily Alyn Lind ... Snakebite Andi
Zahn McClarnon ... Crow Daddy
Chelsea Talmadge ... Deenie
Selena Anduze ... Apron Annie
Carl Lumbly ... Dick Halloran
Alex Essoe ... Wendy Torrance
Kyliegh Curran ... Abra Stone
Juan Gaspard ... Bar Patron
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On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless-mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep." Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul... Written by Stephen King

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Ewan McGregor, Dan Stevens, Chris Evans, Matt Smith and Jeremy Renner were considered and have met with the director for the lead role. McGregor ended up being cast, with Stephen King's blessing. See more »

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