Deadline is exclusively reporting that Emily Alyn Lind is the latest name to join the cast of the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining.
The novel, released in 2013, focuses on Danny Torrance carrying the trauma of the events at the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. he’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his ‘shining’ powers. His powers return however when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by cult group led by Rose The Hat, who feed off the ‘steam’ created by young people who have a touch of the ‘shining’. It is an excruciating fatal process for the victims and Torrance finds himself in their crosshairs as he tries to help the young girl elude their grasp.
Emily Alyn Lind (whose credits include Code Black and The Babysitter) will be playing the role of Snakebite Andi, a member of the nomadic psychic groups known as the True Knot. In the Stephen King novel, Andi was sexually abused by her father, leading her to develop a hatred of all men and subsequently become a lesbian without realising it.She’s in a relationship with fellow True Knot member Silent Sarey.
Doctor Sleep is being directed by Mike Flanagan, with Trevor Macy (Flanagan’s producing partner) serving as producer alongside Vertigo Entertainent’s Jon Berg.