It Chapter 2 Starts Filming Summer 2018 and New Cast Members were announced this week.
James McAvoy and Bill Hader are joining Jessica Chastain in It: Chapter Two.
The second installment of New Line’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It focuses on the adult versions of the characters that were subjected to the terror of demon clown Pennywise, last seen in the 2017 movie that grossed $700 million worldwide.
McAvoy will be playing the role of the adult Bill Denbrough, the unofficial leader of the group of kids nicknamed the Losers Club, who grows up to be a successful author. When he returns to face his past, his old stutter resurfaces. Jaeden Lieberher played the character in the first movie.
Hader will play the adult Richie Tozier, the jokester who grows up to be a DJ. Finn Wolfhard played the character in the first installment.
Chastain is playing Beverly Marsh, the group’s lone female member who as an adult ends up in an abusive marriage. Bill Skarsgard will return as Pennywise.
The kid actors from the movie, Lieberher and Wolfhard among them, are returning for the second chapter in flashback scenes.
Filming commences this summer in Toronto.
It Chapter 2 arrives in theaters on September 6th, 2019.