John Cusack wants to star in a Shining sequel based on Doctor Sleep

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Feb 19, 2014

Considering the success of The Shining, it’s only a matter of time until someone makes a sequel based on Stephen King’s literary follow-up, Doctor Sleep. Well, John Cusack is ready to make it happen. Like, now.

Cusack, who has already starred in the King book-to-film adaptations 1408 and the upcoming Cell, said there’s still one mythical role out there he’d still “accept in a heartbeat.” Can you guess who? The grown-up version of Danny Torrance, aka the young kid featured in the original Shining story.

King’s latest bestseller is Doctor Sleep, a modern-day sequel to his original horror novel The Shining, which was (of course) immortalized on the big screen in 1980 by director Stanley Kubrick. There’s been a resurgence of nostalgia for Kubrick’s film recently, and with Doctor Sleep burning up the bestseller lists, it’d make sense.

Plus, Cusack is obviously a King fan, and he did a stellar job in the under-the-radar 1408. Who knows? If Cell turns out to be a hit, Cusack could go for the full-on Stephen King trifecta and bring Doctor Sleep to the big screen.

What do you think? Would you like to see Cusack star in Doctor Sleep?

(Via Bleeding Cool)