Remaking The Shining: My Casting Choices

In 1980, horror fans were treated with a visually stunning, eerie nightmare with The Shining. For this article, I felt like picking a modern cast that I feel would be perfect if The Shining was made today! I hope you enjoy and let me know who you would cast! (REMINDER: this is just hypothetical fun! I love and respect everyone mentioned, and this series isn’t meant to tear anyone down or be disrespectful!!!)

Jack Torrance

Original Actor: Jack Nicholson (Pictured Top) – My Choice: David Harbour (Stranger Things, Black Mass)

Wendy Torrance

Original Actress: Shelley Duvall (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Mia Goth (X, Suspiria)

Danny Torrance

Original Actor: Danny Lloyd (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Jeremy Maguire (Modern Family)

Dick Hallorann

Original Actor: Scatman Crothers (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Steven Williams (Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday, IT)

Stuart Ullman

Original Actor: Barry Nelson (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride)

Charles (or Delbert?) Grady

Original Actor: Philip Stone (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Ralph Fiennes (Red Dragon, The Grand Budapest Hotel)


Original Actor: Joe Turkel (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Crispin Glover (Charlie’s Angels, Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter)

Grady Twins

Original Actresses: Lisa and Louise Burns (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Raegan Revord (Young Sheldon)

(I don’t know any twin actresses, so I opted to pick an actress to play both roles.)


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