• Martyn Wakefield

Ben Stiller to star in THE SHINING at London's West End (NEWS)

Updated: Mar 22

Exciting theatre news for the UK is on the cusp of being revealed as the Ivo van Hove production of THE SHINING is aiming to strike a deal with Hollywood funny man, Adam Sandler for the lead role of Jack Torrance..[;

No official confirmation has been made but according to Deadline, Stiller is in talks to star in the new adaptation to be written by Simon Stephens, with Ivo van Hove (THE HUMAN VOICE and the brilliant ALL ABOUT EVE) taking the directors seat for a debut on London's West End in 2023, eventually moving to Broadway soon after.


Expect a more faithful adaptation to the Stephen King novel than Kubrick's pitch perfect but lose marriage to it's source and with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender (HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD) on board, expect a big budget production.


So keep typing on the typewriter until more news and tickets go on sale hopefully later this year. ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY. ALL WORK AND NO...

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