IT Chapter 2 has begun casting their leads! So far this casting has been amazingly spot on. Despite The Loser Club’s reunion being everyone’s least favorite part of the book, the film is shaping up to be something truly special.
James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak
The actor known as Ziggy Sobotka on The Wire is no stranger to horror, having played the curious deputy in both Sinister and Sinister 2. Now Ransone will be co-starring as Eddie Kaspbrak, the hypochondriac with the overbearing mother, originated by Jack Dylan Grazer, New Line confirms to EW.
Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh
Chastain, who previously worked with director Andy Muschietti on the 2013 horror film Mama, will take over the role from Sophia Lillis, playing Bev as an adult in an abusive relationship who breaks free to reunite with her old friends in Derry.
James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough
“Stuttering Bill” will be played by the X-Men star, who inherits the role of the leader of the Losers’ Club from Jaeden Lieberher. In King’s novel, Denbrough has grown up to be a successful novelist.
Bill Hader as Richie Tozier
The Barry and Saturday Night Live alum will play inveterate jokester Richie “Trashmouth” Tozier, a part played in the original by Finn Wolfhard. In King’s book, Tozier became a comedic radio DJ in Beverly Hills.
Andy Bean cast As Stanley Uris
Andy Bean has been cast as adult Stanley in It: Chapter Two. Earlier today, James Ransone was cast as adult Eddie in the horror sequel and was another case of the casting expertly reflecting how these kids would look as they got older.
This leaves Mike Hanlon and Ben Hansom as the final remaining members of the Losers Club to be cast.
Stephen King’s IT tells the story of seven children in Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by the eponymous being, only to face their own personal demons in the process. The novel was previously adapted into 1990 miniseries.
Chapter 2 will reunite the adult versions of the kids as they must fight Pennywise and put an end to his tyranny once and for all.
No release date has been set as of yet.