Earlier today, we posted that “Band of Brothers” star Kirk Acevedo was in the running to play Pennywise in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It. However, it seems the powers that be have chosen to go down a different route as THR is reporting that Bill Skarsgård (“Hemlock Grove”) has been tapped to play the iconic clown!
The site reports that he’s in final negotiations to join the cast of the Andy Muschietti-directed picture. They’ve also revealed additional cast in the form of Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things”), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween ), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy ), Chosen Jacobs (Cops and Robbers) and Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ant-Man).
It follows a group of kids called The Loser’s Club and the aftermath of a tragedy that befalls one of them. The adaptation is being broken into two parts, the first of which follows the children while the second follows the characters as adults.
We’ll be seeing Skarsgård’s performance when It hits theaters on September 8th, 2017.