Bruce Greenwood to Appear In Doctor Sleep

The Star Trek actor joins the growing cast of the film.

By Jay Gervais

According to Deadline, Bruce Greenwood has been cast in the role of Dr. John in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep. While it’s mentioned that the description of the character is being kept under wraps for now, we presume it’s a family physician named John Dalton from the novel.

You may already be familiar with Greenwood, who has appeared in J.J Abrams’s 2009 film Star Trek and its 2013 sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness. Greenwood joins the growing cast of the movie, which also includes Ewan McGregor (Star Wars prequels) as Dan Torrance, Kyliegh Curran as Abra Stone, 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.”

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.