The smash hit IT was the greatest big screen Stephen King adaptation since The Shining, and the story continues with our first look at The Losers Club all grown up. IT: Chapter Two has officially begun shooting in Toronto and New Line has provided a picture of the cast during a read.
In the visual below from left to right there’s Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier and Andy Bean as Stanley Uris. Bill Skarsgård will also reprise his role as the merciless clown Pennywise. New Line Cinema also provided a brief synopsis for the upcoming sequel, which is set to showcase the young cast of the first film alongside their adult counterparts in flashback sequences:
Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “IT CHAPTER TWO” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. Bill Skarsgård returns in the seminal role of Pennywise. James McAvoy (“Split,” upcoming “Glass”) stars as Bill, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Mama”) as Beverly, Bill Hader (HBO’s “Barry,” “The Skeleton Twins”) as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV’s “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”) as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV’s “Mary Kills People”) as Ben, James Ransone (HBO’s “The Wire”) as Eddie, and Andy Bean (“Allegiant,” Starz’ “Power”) as Stanley.
Check out the images below. IT: Chapter Two opens September 6, 2019.
In related Stephen King news, there’s a sequel to The Shining called Doctor Sleep starring Ewan McGregor as an adult Danny Torrence.
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