James Ransone And Andy Bean Sign Up To Star In 'It' Sequel

The sequel to It begins filming later this year and there's been a lot of speculation around which adult stars will play the grown-up counterparts of the Loser Club.

Two new names have been linked to the film today, Deadline reports, with Power actor James Bean set to play the older version of Stanley and James Ransone (Sinister) playing grown-up Eddie.


Already confirmed is Bill Hader (Trainwreck), who will play Richie, and Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game), who will play the adult version of Beverly.

Plenty of rumours are also doing the rounds, surrounding British actor James McAvoy (Split) signing up to play Bill in the sequel.

Earlier this year McAvoy and Chastain dropped some pretty big hints over on their Instagram accounts, where they've shared snaps together using the hashtags #it and #itfilm.

McAvoy is also listed as Bill on the film's IMDB page.

Bill Skarsgård will also be stepping back into Pennywise's clown-shoes to reprise the role, which he played so well last time round that I almost wept with fear.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

Speaking about getting the gig as Hollywood's creepiest demon/clown, Skarsgård told Entertainment Weekly: "I was home, done with the movie, and I started having very strange and vivid Pennywise dreams. Every night, he came and visited.

"It was in the shape of either me dealing with him, sort of Pennywise as a separate entity of me, and then also me as Pennywise in circumstances that I didn't appreciate. Like, I'm Pennywise and I'm really upset that I'm out in public and people are looking at me."

Sounds bloody horrifying, mate.

Director Andy Muschietti spoke earlier this year to warn fans to bring some 'adult diapers' when watching the new movie, teasing that it's going to be even scarier than the first.

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Credit: Instagram

The film, which is set to start shooting later this year, will catch up with the Loser Club 27 years in the future, although the (amazing) young cast from the first movie will reportedly still star in a number of flashback scenes.

Fans will have to wait until 6 September next year to see just what happens to the Loser Club. I can't wait.

Source: Deadline

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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