While one Stephen King adaptation sputtered at the box office, another one crushed it as an R-rated film in September, leading to the guarantee that a second part would hit big screens as well. With production of It: Chapter Two now beginning, Warner Bros. is ready to begin teasing and showing off things related to the film.
Picking up 27 years after the first film, the teenage Losers Club has all grown up and must return to their hometown to fight the evil that has arisen once more. That meant that a brand new adult cast had to be found and that new cast is the feature of the first photo shared by the official It Twitter account.
That new cast features Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier and Andy Bean as Stan Uris. The original cast of Jaeden Lieberher (Bill), Sophia Lillis (Beverly) Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Finn Wolfhard (Richie) Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie) Chosen Jacobs (Mike) and Wyatt Oleff (Stanley) are also set to return in the film for some flashbacks from the first chapter’s timeline.
Along with the new photo comes the first synopsis for the film:
Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “IT CHAPTER TWO” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.
It: Chapter Two is directed by Andy Muschietti and also stars Teach Grant as the adult version of bully Henry Bowers (played Nicholas Hamilton in the first film) and Jess Weixler as Bill Denbrough’s wife Audra. The film opens on September 06, 2019.