It Chapter 2: Jessica Chastain in talks to play Beverly

The actor had previously expressed interest in the role

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 21 February 2018 10:56

Following the success of It, many fans have wondered when Chapter 2’s cast will be announced — the second half of Stephen King’s story take place 27 years after the first, when the Loser’s Club return to their hometown to face Pennywise once again.

According to Variety, Jessica Chastain has entered into negotiations to play Beverly, the red headed girl first portrayed by Sophia Lillis.

Sources tell the publication the negotiations are still ongoing as the script — penned by Gary Dauberman — remains unfinished. Things look promising, especially considering Chastain appeared in director Andy Muschietti’s debut Mama.

The actor has been linked to the role on multiple occasions, being rumoured to appear in the original’s post-credits scene and Chastain having having expressed interest in the role.

"I love Andy and Barbara [Muschietti]. I worked with them on Andy's directorial debut [Mama]. And, you know, Barbara is one of my best friends so... we'll see," she said.

"They're my friends. They're like my family. Anything that they're doing I want to be a part of, so I hope we can make it happen."

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

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