JACOB TREMBLAY’S 100K SHINING ROLE
Jacob Tremblay has landed a $100,000 role in ‘The Shining’ sequel.
The 12-year-old actor – who shot to fame in critically acclaimed movie ‘Room‘ – has landed a role in ‘Doctor Sleep’, an adaptation of Stephen King’s book of the same name, which is a follow up film to 1980 horror movie ‘The Shining‘.
According to TMZ, Jacob will be paid $100,000 for his new role.
Ewan McGregor will star as Danny Torrance in the upcoming film and has been claimed that King gave his blessing to cast McGregor in the lead role.
Danny – the son of Jack Nicholson‘s alter-ego Jack Torrance – was played by Danny Lloyd in ‘The Shining‘, which was based on the author’s 1977 book, but in ‘Doctor Sleep’ he is an adult going by the name of Dan who, along with his mum Wendy, is still psychologically troubled by the events at the Overlook Hotel.
Dan has been attempting to dull his “shining” powers – psychic abilities which allowed him to see the hotel’s terrifying past in the first film – with copious amounts of alcohol, but they will return in ‘Doctor Sleep’, and he finds out a young girl also has similar abilities.
As well as this, Dan has to deal with alcoholism and rage he inherited from his father.
‘The Shining‘ – which was directed by Stanley Kubrick and starred Shelley Duvall as Wendy – has become a horror classic, despite initially appearing to disappoint at the box office, earning $44 million.
JACOB TREMBLAY SCORES ‘SHINING’ PAYDAY FOR STEPHEN KING’S HORROR FLICK
Jacob Tremblay is continuing his pint-sized dominance of Hollywood, and has secured the bag for a new movie based on one of Stephen King’s horrifying tales.
Tremblay, known for flicks like “Room” and “Wonder,” inked a $100,000 deal for a role in “Doctor Sleep,” according to his contract. The scary movie, which began shooting in October, is based on a 2013 book by King.
The six-figure payment isn’t for months of work either, the 12-year-old star is making the fat stacks for only 2 days of work! If they need him to shoot additional scenes past the two required days, he will receive $50,000 per day.
The young star actually signed his own contract, and his signature is just adorable.
Tremblay’s role is only listed as “Role #24,” but “Doctor Sleep” is actually a sequel to the classic 1977 horror story, “The Shining.” “Doctor Sleep” follows the now-grown Danny Torrance as he struggles with psychic powers and alcoholism.
The 12-year-old star child actor has scored a $100k deal to appear in the next movie based on Stephen King‘s work, tentatively titled “Doctor Sleep.” It’s slated to premiere in 2020 and it’s got a star-studded cast that includes Ewan McGregor.
Jacob’s not even a teenager and already he’s landed some big roles in Hollywood … most notably and recently his part in “Wonder” alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. The flick was a monumental success … earning more than $305 mil worldwide.
He also starred in “Room” and had a recurring role on the TV kids series “Pete the Cat.” Jacob’s been busy in La La land … he also lent his voice in the made-for-TV movie “Pete the Cat: A Very Christmas Movie” and is also in the comedy “Good Boys” slated for 2019.