James McAvoy, Bill Hader in Talks to Join Jessica Chastain in ‘It: Chapter Two’
It: Chapter 2‘s cast is definitely forming.
The Hollywood Reporter announces that James McAvoy and Bill Hader are in final negotiations to be part of Stephen King’s classic It: Chapter 2. The sequel to King’s classic novel follows the adult versions of the children in the first installment of the film.
Chastain is already on board, taking on the role of Beverly Marsh. If final negotiations pull through, McAvoy and Hader will be playing Bill and Richie respectively.
McAvoy would play the role of the adult Bill Denbrough, the unofficial leader of the group of kids nicknamed the Losers Club, who grows up to be a successful author. When he returns to face his past, his old stutter resurfaces. Jaeden Lieberher played the character in the first movie.
Hader will play the adult Richie Tozier, the jokester who grows up to be a DJ. Finn Wolfhard played the character in the first installment.
THR reports that Jaeden Lieberher and Finn Wolfhard will reprise their roles in the sequel in some flashback scenes.
It: Chapter Two will begin production July 2018 and premieres September 6, 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter