The adult cast for IT: Chapter Two, the second part of latest adaptation of Stephen King‘s horror tome, has added two more names.
James Ransone and Andy Bean both joined the project this week, following the castings of Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader.
First came Ransone, who revealed (in a tweet that’s since been deleted) that he was playing an older Eddie Kaspbrak in the sequel. Eddie was played in the first movie by Jack Dylan Grazer. That was followed by word that Bean had signed on to play Stanley Uris, whose younger self was played by Wyatt Oleff.
Chastain is set to play the adult Beverly Marsh in IT: Chapter Two, who was previously played by Sophia Lillis, while McAvoy and Hader will be playing Bill Denbrough and Richie Tozier, played in the first part by Jaeden Lieberher and Finn Wolfhard.
That leaves only Mike Hanlon and Ben Hanscom to complete the casting of the adult Losers Club. Chosen Jacobs played the younger Hanlon, while Jeremy Ray Taylor played Hanscom. Whether we’ll be seeing the kids again in Chapter Two is not yet known.
Ransone is known for roles in titles like The Wire, Generation Kill, How to Make It in America, Treme, Sinister and its sequel, Bosch, and recently HBO’s Mosaic. Bean has starred in the Divergent movie Allegiant, Power, and another recent HBO title, Here and Now.
Also starring in the sequel is Bill Skarsgård, who once again plays the evil entity known as “It,” which most familiarly takes the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown and feeds on the fears of children.
Also returning is director Andy Muschietti (Mama), and screenwriter Gary Dauberman (Annabelle).
It: Chapter Two is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on September 6, 2019.
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