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Room‘s Jacob Tremblay is the latest addition to Mike Flanagan‘s Doctor Sleep cast. This marks a reunion for the two – Tremblay appeared in Flanagan’s horror film Before I Wake. The film is an adaptation of Stephen King‘s sequel to The Shining, focusing on an adult Danny Torrance (played by Ewan McGregor). Tremblay’s role is unknown at this time – could he be playing the younger Danny in flashbacks? Maybe!
Will we soon be hearing Jacob Tremblay croaking “Redrum!”? That’s my guess. TMZ says the young actor has joined the Doctor Sleep cast in an unknown role, and as most of the parts for the film have already been cast, there’s a good chance Tremblay is playing the younger Danny Torrance. While Doctor Sleep primarily focuses on Danny as an adult, there are flashbacks to the younger Danny we met in The Shining. Doctor Sleep has already begun filming, so Tremblay coming onto the project this late definitely suggests his part is small. With all this in mind, I think it’s safe to assume he’s playing the young Danny. Of course, that could always turn out to be wrong.
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In Doctor Sleep, Danny Torrance becomes the protector of a young girl who has the same “shining” powers as he did as a child. The girl is being stalked by a nomadic cult of “psychic vampires” who want to feed on the girl’s abilities. Kyliegh Curran is Abra, the girl in dange. Rebecca Ferguson is portraying Rose, the leader of the cult. Other cast members include Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe, Zahn McClarnon and Bruce Greenwood, another actor who has worked with Flanagan before.
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