Just weeks after IT was released, the sequel was already in the works. Starting filming this summer in Toronto with Jessica Chastain playing adult Beverly Marsh and Bill Skarsgård returning to play Pennywise.
The second film will follow the timelines of the Losers Club as adults, returning to the town of Derry twenty years after the first film.
Most recently, James McAvoy and Bill Hader are in talks to join the cast. According to Hollywood Reporter, if all goes through, McAvoy would play adult Bill Denbrough, whose character goes on to become a successful horror author. Hader would play adult Richie Tozier, growing up to be a DJ.
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With the filming dates quickly approaching, the casting decisions should be solidified fairly soon. Both McAvoy and Hader are fan favorites for the second adaptation of Stephen King’s IT.
IT: Chapter 2 will hit theaters on September 6th, 2019.
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