Mike Flanagan confirms R-rating for 'Doctor Sleep' a follow up to 1980s classic 'The Shining'

'Doctor Sleep', also featuring Rebecca Ferguson and Kyliegh Curran is scheduled to hit the screens on November 8.

Published: 21st August 2019 03:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2019 03:49 PM   |  A+A-

Doctor Sleep poster from its official account on Instagram.

Doctor Sleep poster from its official account on Instagram.

By PTI

LOS ANGELES: Director Mike Flanagan on Wednesday announced that his upcoming film "Doctor Sleep" received an R-rating.

The movie, which is the follow-up to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic "The Shining", earned the certification from Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) owing to its "disturbing and violent content".

"'DOCTOR SLEEP' has officially been rated R by the MPAA for 'disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity, and drug use..'

Sounds about right..." Flanagan wrote on Twitter.

The film will serve as the sequel to the screen adaptation of Stephen King's book and Kubrick's movie.

Published in 2013, "Doctor Sleep" is the sequel to King's "The Shining", which was adapted by Kubrick.

The film starred Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.

In the original movie, Nicholson starred as Jack Torrance, a writer who agrees to become the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado during its off season.

Duvall played his wife Wendy.

Danny Lloyd played young Danny Torrance, Jack and Wendy's son.

The sequel will follow an adult Danny Torrance (played by Ewan McGregor), who is battling alcoholism and dealing with the trauma of what happened to him as a child in the hotel.

"Doctor Sleep", also featuring Rebecca Ferguson and Kyliegh Curran is scheduled to hit the screens on November 8.

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