New Image from Mike Flanagan's Doctor Sleep Film Adaptation Introduces Rose the Hat
This character leads a group of followers who set their sights on children with telepathic abilities.
By Chris Morse
Meet the villain of Mike Flanagan’s upcoming Doctor Sleep movie with the first official image of Rose the Hat. Released by Fandango as part of its Fall Movie Preview, the photo shows off Rose O’Hara, the primary antagonist of the Stephen King novel, as played by Rebecca Ferguson in the upcoming film.
Rose the Hat is the leader of a cult whose followers seek out children with abilities similar to Danny’s and feed on their powers to fuel their own immortality at the cost of their victims’ lives. Give the new photo a look below and read on for more details on the movie.
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Doctor Sleep brings 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.”
The cast 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, Zahn McClarnon (Into the West) as Crow Daddy, and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness) as Dr. John.
In addition to directing, Mike Flanagan also helped rewrite a script submitted by Akiva Goldsman. Doctor Sleep is slated for release on November 8th, 2019.
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