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‘The Shining’: Ben Stiller to Star as Jack Torrance in Stage Adaptation

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'The Shining': Ben Stiller to Star as Jack Torrance in Stage Adaptation

Deadline is reporting this week that Ben Stiller is in talks to star as Jack Torrance in a stage adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining. The new adaptation, being described as closer to King’s 1977 book than Stanley Kubrick’s film, will be directed by Ivo van Hove and written by Simon Stephens. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender are producing the stage adaptation of The Shining.

Here’s the official description for Kings 1977 novel:

Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

Word is that performances will begin in London’s West End in January of 2023, and is expected to move to Broadway shortly after.

Are you excited for the stage Adaptation of The Shining? If so, will you be attending a venue to watch the performance? You can let us know the answers to both questions by dropping a comment down in our discussion section below this article.

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