Rebecca Ferguson in Talks for ‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’: Report

When he and a young girl discover they have a telepathic connection, new complications arise. Worse, he displays similarities to his father and is struggling to deal with his “shining” powers. [via: Variety] One of the most iconic horror movies ever is getting a follow-up, and it looks like Rebecca Ferguson may be along for the ride. Ferguson’s role in the film is still not clear, but she comes to the project with numerous movies behind her. She’d star alongside Ewan McGregor, who already signed on to play the adult version of Danny Torrance, the young boy from the first movie. Like “The Shining,” “Doctor Sleep” is based on a novel written by Stephen King. It focuses on Danny (or Dan, as he’s called as an adult), who is still traumatized after everything that happened at the Overlook Hotel. She most recently starred in “The Greatest Showman” and will appear in the upcoming “Mission: Impossible — Fallout.”

“Doctor Sleep” is scheduled to open in 2020. The first book was published in 1977, while “Doctor Sleep” followed much later, in 2013. The actress may co-star in “Doctor Sleep,” a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film “The Shining.” Ferguson is in negotiations to join the project, Variety reports.