James McAvoy And Bill Hader Could Star In The ‘It’ Sequel
The film adaptation of Stephen King's awesome novel It became the most profitable horror movie of all time shortly after it premiered in September last year. But considering the book is comprised of two parts, everyone is now looking forward to the second instalment.
This chapter is where the kids in Derry are all grown up and they take on the shape shifting demonic being known as Pennywise as adults. Obviously, for continuity reasons, they want actors that resemble the children who were cast in the first film.
Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Trainwreck) and James McAvoy (Split, Filth) are in talks to join the sequel.
If they sign up to the film, they'll join Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Molly's Game) who will be playing an adult Beverley Marsh - which is pretty good casting.
Interestingly, the child actor who played Bev in last year's It told MTV that Jessica was the person she wanted to play her adult character. Finn Wolfhard (who has also starred in Stranger Things) also said he wanted Bill Hader to take over his role - so we're already two from two.
THR says McAvoy would play Bill Denbrough who was the self-imposed leader of The Losers' Club.
Here's what the other cast members wanted: Chosen Jacobs (Mike Hanlon) is calling for Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther, Get on Up), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie Kaspbrak) wants Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain), and Wyatt Oleff (Stanley Uris) would like Joseph Gordan Levitt (Inception, 500 Days of Summer), as long as he grew out his hair.
Critics said the first instalment to It was much funnier than expected - but there will be few laughs for the sequel.
Director Andrés Muschietti has told MTV: "It won't be a comedy. If the second movie happens, I really want to recover the dialogue between the two timelines that the book had."
He recently uploaded a picture to his Instagram page showing that production for It: Chapter 2 had either started or was on the horizon.
He captioned it: "Wake up, losers. Derry is calling," and had all the young actors together.
New Line Cinema says the film will be released on September 6, 2019. Hopefully there's no delays or anything that pushes that date back but hey, it's Hollywood.
We'll have to wait and see whether the second instalment breaks the record set by its predecessor.
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