Well, it looks like we finally have one of the scariest characters ever created cast…
While tim Curry made Pennywise the clown the stuff of nightmares for an entire generation in the 1990 miniseries, it looks like it will fall to Hemlock Grove’s Bill Skarsgard, son of Stellan and brother of Alexander, to bring the nightmare clown to life (?) in Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s IT.
The movie was very close to happening a while back as a two-parter under the direction of Cary Fukunaga with Will Poulter in the role of Pennywise.
We’re also hearing that the support cast is currently being filled out too, specifically the group of children terrified by Pennywise who willlater become adults who decide to go back and find the monster.
Midnight Special star Jaeden Lieberher will play Bill Denbrough, the leader of the kids. Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor have also been cast, in so far unannounced roles.
Like the original movie plans, this will be a two-parter with the first movie focusing on the children and the second focusing on them returning as adults.
The script was originally written by Cary Fukunaga and Chase Palmer with King’s blessing and has since been rewritten by Annabelle scribe Gary Dauberman.
IT returns on September 8th, 2017 to haunt you nightmares. Again.