Production is now underway on Andy Muschietti’s IT: Chapter 2, which will re-team the director and his Mama star, Jessica Chastain. The actress is playing the adult Beverly Marsh in the sequel, the Losers’ Club character played by Sophia Lillis in the first film.
Over on Instagram, Chastain showed off an image of her new “summer cut” for the filming of IT: Chapter 2, adding the hashtag “WinterFire” in the caption!
The cast also includes Bill Hader as Richie, James McAvoy as Bill, James Ransone as Eddie, Andy Bean as Stanley, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike and Jay Ryan as Ben. Bill Skarsgård returns as Pennywise and Xavier Dolan was just announced to have joined the cast. He will play Adrian Mellon, a gay man living in Derry who is attacked by bullies and killed by Pennywise.
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.