Ben Stiller to play Jack Torrance in stage adaptation

There’s a new adaptation of Stephen King‘s classic horror novel The Shining (buy it HERE) in the works, but this one isn’t heading to screens big or small. This new take on The Shining is being created for the stage, with Ivo van Hove set to direct and Simon Stephens writing the adaptation. Rehearsals for the play are expected to begin in the fall, with the aim being to have performances in London’s West End in January of 2023. After The Shining plays in the West End for a while, it’s expected to move to Broadway. Deadline reports that Ben Stiller is currently in talks to take on the role of Jack Torrance.

Deadline hears the stage play of The Shining will be closer to King’s novel than Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 film version was. Of course, Jack Nicholson played Jack Torrance in that film. King was famously not pleased with that adaptation, and later…

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