The world is still super-hyped on the awesomeness that is IT, the horror film based on Stephen King's massive novel. After phenomenal reviews and record-breaking box office numbers, the "dream casting" game has been running rampant in film circles. After all, there are at least seven kids who will need adults to play them in Chapter 2.
One of the names that has been circulating is to have Jessica Chastain play Bev, the lone girl in the Loser's Club. After all, she previously worked with director Andy Muschietti in Mama. Sophia Lillis, who played Bev in Chapter 1, told Cinema Blend that she would love to have Chastain play adult Bev.
Variety spoke to Andy and Barbara Muschietti (his sister and producing partner), who had this to say about potential Bev/Jessica Chastain casting:
Andy: Jessi is an amazing actress and very good friend and I would love her to play Beverly.
Barbara: She also loves this movie.
Andy: Yeah, she loves the movie and it feels like the planets are aligned in that sense, but we still have to make that happen. There are a lot of ideas for the rest of the cast that I’m playing with, but it’s a bit too premature to say those names right now.
Clearly, an actual casting decision is a long way from being confirmed. But it is nice to know that Muschietti's thinking seems to line up with the fans' thinking when it comes to this one. Considering how much fans are loving the young cast, the pressure is on to find adults that are up to the task of filling their shoes.
What do you think? Who would you like to see as the grown-up Losers Club?