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Jay Ryan Joins the ‘IT: Chapter 2’ Cast as Adult Ben Hanscom

As director Andy Muschietti gets set to begin filming IT: Chapter 2 this coming July in Toronto, the cast for the sequel is filling out, with Deadline reporting today that Jay Ryan (“Mary Kills People”) is the latest to take the trip into Derry. Ryan will be playing Ben Hanscom, played as a kid by Jeremy Ray Taylor in last year’s IT.

Jessica Chastain has been confirmed as our adult Beverly Marsh, with Bill Hader on board as adult Richie Tozier and James McAvoy playing adult Bill Denbrough.

James Ransone (Sinister, Sinister 2) has also joined the cast, playing the adult version of Eddie Kaspbrak. Andy Bean (“Here and Now”) will be playing adult Stanley Uris.

Gary Dauberman wrote the script.

Next year’s movie takes place 27 years after the first installment, with flashbacks to the ’80s. As adults, the Losers’ Club will resume their battle with the evil Pennywise.

The sequel will arrive in theaters on September 6, 2019.



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