Doctor Sleep Finds its Abra Stone

This young actress will be playing alongside Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson.

By Jay Gervais

Earlier today, Deadline exclusively revealed that rising young actress Kyliegh Curran has been cast to play the role of Abra Stone in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep. Curran only has a single acting credit to her name, having appeared in 2017’s I Can I Will I Did.

The film also stars Ewan McGregor (Star Wars prequel series, Trainspotting) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (Life, Mission Impossible: Fallout) as Rose the Hat, Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes) as Wendy Torrance, Carl Lumbly (Alias) as Dick Halloran, and Zahn McClarnon (Into the West) as Crow Daddy.

Stephen King's 2013 best-selling novel, Doctor Sleep, brought back Danny Torrance, grown up and psychologically traumatized from what happened to him as a young boy. Danny, or Dan as he refers to himself now, spends years drifting across the country trying to find his purpose and deal with his inner-demons. He eventually settles in a New Hampshire town and finds work at a local hospice. He uses his psychic "shining" abilities to comfort the dying, and with the help of a cat that can sense the coming of death, Dan becomes known at the hospice as “Doctor Sleep.”

Much like Dan, Abra also has psychic “shining” abilities and becomes the main target of our film’s antagonist, Rose the Hat. Rose leads a cult of followers known as the True Knot, who feed off the “steam” that children with the “shining” exhibit when they are slowly tortured to death. When Dan meets Abra, he soon realizes that she’s in great danger and vows to protect her from getting into the hands and minds of Rose the Hat and the True Knot.

Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil) is directing the new film for Warner Bros. and also helped rewrite a script submitted by Akiva Goldsman. Doctor Sleep is slated for release on January 24th, 2020.

Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news on Doctor Sleep.

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Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.