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Filming Has Started For Stephen King's IT: Chapter 2 And A First Image Has Been Revealed

Filming Has Started For Stephen King's IT: Chapter 2 And A First Image Has Been Revealed

The latest adaptation of Stephen King's IT was one of the biggest films of 2017, and the sequel has finally started filming.

Chapter 2, which was planned before the first was even made, is set 30 years after the events of the previous chapter. Obviously, the kids are now grown up so the film needs a new cast, and one of those chosen is Jessica Chastain.

She's been hired to play the role of Beverly Marsh, the only female of the Loser's Club, and has kindly posted a teaser image of what her character looks like.

Credit: Jessica Chastain
Credit: Jessica Chastain
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The Instagram photo marks day one of shooting for the new film, and smoothly shows the transition of young Beverly to her older self.

It won't just star adults in the film, however, as director Andy Muschietti stated, "in my opinion, it can't only be about adults."

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He told The Independent: "Something that I love about the book is the dialogue between the two timelines because, ultimately, it's a story about childhood. It's a love letter to childhood, but it's also a story of the death of childhood.

"It's symbolic, of course, because when Pennywise describes himself as the eater of worlds, he's not talking about a monster that eats planets; he's talking about eating the world of imagination and magic."

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Chapter 2 will also include performances from Bill Hader as Richie, Andy Bean as Stan, James Ransone as Eddie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, and James McAvoy as Bill.

Bill Skarsgård will be reprising his role as the nightmarish clown Pennywise, after his successful performance last year.

The 2017 blockbuster raked in a massive $700 million worldwide, and the sequel will be expected to do even better. Will you be going to the cinema to watch it? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: IT

Topics: IT, Pennywise, Film, Entertainment, TV and Film, Stephen King

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.