IT: Chapter Two – aka IT: Chapter 2 – is a forthcoming 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama) from a screenplay Gary Dauberman (The Nun; Annabelle; Within; Wolves at the Door; et al), based on the novel by Stephen King. Seth Grahame-Smith and Barbara Muschietti are producing.
Twenty-seven years later, the Loser’s Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back…
Bill Skarsgård is returning as Pennywise the clown, with Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak; Mama) as adult Beverly, Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins) as Richie, James McAvoy as Bill, James Ransone (Sinister; Sinister 2) as Eddie, Isaiah Mustafa (Shadowrunner: The Mortal Instruments) as Mike Hanlon, Andy Bean (Allegiant) as Stanley, Jay Ryan (Mary Kills People) as the adult Ben Hanscom.
The first on set pic is below:
The first cast pic is below:
On July 11, it was reported that Taylor Frey had joined the cast as Don Hagarty.
On June 22, Digital Spy reported that Xavier Dolan will play the role of Adrian Mellon, a young man is in a relationship with Don Hagarty.
In the original King novel, Adrian and Don are harassed by some homophobic teens, who beat up Don and throw Adrian off a bridge. Pennywise then emerges from the sewers and kills Adrian. Despite witnessing this, Don and the teens never mention it at the trial.
Meanwhile, Will Beinbrink has been cast as Tom Rogan, an abusive man who marries Beverley (Jessica Chastain) and takes pleasure in controlling her.
The New Line Cinema production is obviously a sequel to the smash hit horror movie IT (2017) which took a whopping $700,381,748 at the box office worldwide against a reported budget of $35 million.
Filming on IT: Chapter 2 officially began on June 20 in Toronto with a release date of September 6, 2019 planned.
Director Andy Muschietti has commented: “On the second movie, that dialogue between timelines will be more present. If we’re telling the story of adults, we are going to have flashbacks that take us back to the ‘80s and inform the story in the present day.”