Bill Skarsgard, who leapt into everyone's nightmares last fall as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, will reprise his role for Chapter Two.
As expected, the original, younger Losers - Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, and Wyatt Oleff - will appear in scenes set in 1985, while director Andy Muschietti and writer Gary Dauberman (who co-wrote the original) are also returning. Granted, you could argue that the book has been around for decades, but director Andy Muschietti showed us in the first film that he's not afraid of throwing a few curveballs, or to somewhat update certain aspects for the times. With the assembled cast visibly sharing a contagiously fun sense of chemistry, it is clear they have the camaraderie that made the previous childhood incarnation of the Losers so endearing to audiences. James McAvoy ('Split, ' upcoming "Glass") stars as Bill, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain ('Zero Dark Thirty, ' "Mama") as Beverly, Bill Hader (HBO's "Barry, ' "The Skeleton Twins") as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV's "Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments") as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV's "Mary Kills People") as Ben, James Ransone (HBO's "The Wire") as Eddie, and Andy Bean ('Allegiant, ' Starz" "Power") as Stanley.
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Set 27 years after the first film, which places it roughly in the present day, IT Chapter Two will follow the adult Losers Club as they reunite in Derry to battle the evil they'd hope they vanquished as children.
With casting for IT: Chapter Two having been underway in recent months, it's all the more thrilling to see various goodies trickle online now that filming has officially begun. It may be a while before we see any official footage from the sequel, but it's still heartwarming to see the gang together.