But it's interesting that McGregor signed onto a major studio film mere weeks after the box office disappointment of another Star Wars Story prequel, nearly like he suddenly had an opening in his schedule. It would be another 33 years before a follow-up was published, following Dan Torrance as he continues to deal with his "shining" powers as well as the alcoholism and rage that he inherited from his father.
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But with It earning more than $700,000 worldwide for New Line a year ago, Doctor Sleep is now being fast-tracked into pre-production.
The actor has been cast as adult Danny Torrance in "Doctor Sleep", Variety confirms. He works as a hospice nurse, using his psychic powers to ease the transition for dying patients, but he's also fighting for sobriety, the same addiction that made his dad so vulnerable to the evil forces lingering around the Overlook Hotel decades before.
McGregor can next be seen in Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" adaptation "Christopher Robin". At the time, the film was considered a box office disappointment, earning $44 million on a $19 million budget.