News: Bill Hader & James McAvoy In Talks To Join IT: Chapter 2

We received word earlier in the day that Andy Muschietti will be back to direct the second installment of IT: Chapter 2, which will begin filming in Toronto this July. Now reports are coming out that the rest of the Losers Club will include James McAvoy (Split, Glass, X-Men) and Bill Hader (Barry), with both in talks to join the film. First reported by Variety, McAvoy would play the role of Bill, who was played by Jaeden Lieberher in the first movie, while Hader portray Richie, which was played by Finn Wolfhard. It is not a done deal as both side ar still negotiating. The script is still being finalized and the locations are currently being scouted in anticipation of the shoot.

 Gary Dauberman, one of the writers on the first film, is currently working on the script. Jessica Chastain is set to play Beverly Marsh in the sequel, which is set to take occur 27 years after the first film but will contain flashbacks to the ’80s. Bill Skarsgård will be reprising the role of Pennywise. It is scheduled to be released in theaters on September 6, 2019. 

Chapter 1 is based on Stephen King's classic novel and stars Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special) as Bill Denbrough, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Richie Tozier, newcomer Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) as Stan Uris, Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs (Hawaii Five-0) as Mike Hanlon, Jeremy Ray Taylor (42) as Ben Hanscom, and Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise. 

"The film is based on the novel by Stephen King, whose story recalls a promise made twenty-eight years ago that forces seven adults to reunite in Derry, Maine, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Unsure that their Losers Club had vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if IT should ever reappear. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that summer return as they prepare to do battle with the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers once more."