As we recently learned, director Andy Muschietti is set to begin filming IT: Chapter 2 this coming July in Toronto, with Gary Dauberman writing the script. 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.
Deadline is reporting today that James Ransone (Sinister, Sinister 2) has also joined the cast, playing the adult version of Eddie Kaspbrak. The character was played by Jack Dylan Grazer (below) in last year’s film, and Ransone needless to say looks the part.
We reached out to Warner Bros. for comment and they were not able to confirm the reports at this time. This could mean that Ransone is merely *in talks* to play adult Eddie, but has not yet actually been cast. For what it’s worth, this all started today when Ransone’s own Twitter account apparently tweeted out that he landed the role.
Per PR: James Ransone (“Bosch,” “Mosaic”) is set to star opposite Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader in New Line’s IT: CHAPTER TWO, which tells the story of the Losers Club as adults. pic.twitter.com/J8Xt2OZljS
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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.