It: Chapter 2: James McAvoy and Bill Hader in talks to join sequel cast

Jessica Chastain will appear in the movie as as older Beverly

Jack Shepherd
Friday 13 April 2018 08:53

Following the success of It: Chapter 1, fans have wondered when the cast for Chapter 2 will be announced (the second half of Stephen King’s book takes place 27 years after the first, when the Loser’s Club return to their hometown to face Pennywise again).

Already, we know Jessica Chastain will play Beverly, the red headed female member of the club, first portrayed by Sophia Lillis.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, James McAvoy and Bill Hader have both entered negotiations to appear in the sequel.

James McAvoy
Bill Hader in Barry

McAvoy would play Bill Denbrough, the unofficial leader of the group who becomes a successful writer and was first played by Jaeden Lieberher. Hader would take on Finn Wolfhard's former role, the comic relief Richie Tozier.

Bill Skarsgard will return as Pennywise for the sequel, which will once again be directed by Andy Muschietti and penned by Gary Dauberman. Wolfhard, Lieberher, and Lillis, along with the other members of the Loser's Club, will likely return in flashbacks.

No other casting announcements for Chapter 2 have been revealed. The sequel will reach cinemas 6 September 2019.

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