Earlier this year, Jessica Chastain entered negotiations to play Beverly Marsh in It: Chapter 2, the sequel to last year’s blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Now two additional members of the Losers' Club have been assembled for their inevitable rematch with Pennywise the Clown.
Variety is reporting that Power co-star Andy Bean (pictured left above) has lined up the role of Stanley Uris in It: Chapter 2. The role was previously played by Wyatt Oleff (on the right in the photo below) in It: Chapter 1, and the young actor is expected to return alongside his young co-stars in some capacity.
Meanwhile, Consequence of Sound shared a since-deleted tweet from actor James Ransone (top picture, right), which confirmed that he is set to play Eddie Kaspbrak. Jack Dylan Grazer (sitting on the left) portrayed Eddie in the previous film. Ransone is best known for his starring role in the Sinister franchise, and for his part in The Wire.
James McAvoy and Bill Hader have previously been reported to be in talks to take on the roles of Bill Denbrough and Richie Tozier, respectively. However, it’s unclear if those negotiations have closed. The roles of the older Ben Hanscom and Mike Hanlon also remain unfilled at this point in time.
Casting will likely be wrapped up within the next few weeks, as the sequel is set to begin production later this summer. It director Andy Muschietti is also helming the sequel, which will dive back into the original novel by King. While the first film focused on the Losers’ Club as children, the sequel will take place nearly three decades later as the return of Pennywise draws the survivors back to their hometown for a final showdown.
It: Chapter 2 will arrive in theaters on Sept. 6, 2019.