The “IT” adaptation was the horror-thriller to beat when the film hit theaters back in 2017, the film brought in over $327M domestically and over $700M worldwide. Warner Bros. Pictures is already hard at work on the sequel, and the cast shared a first-look photo of the group that will bring the next chapter in the story to the big screen.
This week was the start of principal photography on the film, which is mostly shooting in Toronto, Canad, and New Line Cinema is calling the sequel “IT Chapter Two”. The film will be directed by Andy Muschietti, who also directed the first film. The new cast will be the grown-up version of the children that we met in the first installment, this is because evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine every 27 years . “IT Chapter Two” will be the reuniting of the children, who’ve long since gone their separate ways, almost 30 years after the events of the first film.
As for the cast, Bill Skarsgård returns in the 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. Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Lieberher as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie.
Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (“IT,” “Annabelle: Creation”) based on the novel by Stephen King. Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing the film. Marty Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are the executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Checco Varese (“The 33”), Oscar-winning production designer Paul D. Austerberry (“The Shape of Water”), editor Jason Ballantine (“IT,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Luis Sequeira (“The Shape of Water,” “Mama”).
If you want to set a reminder to see the film, “It Chapter Two” is set for September 6, 2019