Since his breakout performance alongside Regina King in the Emmy-winning Netflix limited series, Seven Seconds, Zackary Momoh has become one of our favourite up-and-coming actors.
Now, the British-Nigerian actor has joined the cast of The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep. The Shining, which was released in 1980, is widely regarded as the greatest horror movie of all time, and landing a role in the sequel is a massive deal for Momoh.
Doctor Sleep follows an older Danny Torrance, who previously survived his father’s murderous rampage at the Overlook hotel. When Dan meets a girl with the same ability "to shine", they team up to track and thwart an evil cult, which feeds off of the life force of children.
The movie, which also stars Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson, is being helmed by horror movie legend Mike Flanagan, who is responsible for Oculus, Before I Wake, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Gerald’s Game, and the new Netflix TV show, The Haunting of Hill House.
This potentially star-making opportunity for Momoh comes just two months after he was cast in the Cynthia Erivo-led Harriet Tubman biopic — playing the role of Harriet's husband. It's pretty clear that the actor is on his way to becoming a household name, and we are excited.
Doctor Sleep is set to hit theatres on January 24, 2020.