The cast list for the follow-up to Andy Muschietti’s IT just keeps on growing; The newest actor to join the lineup is Power’s Andy Bean.
Bean will play the adult version of Stanley who was played by Wyatt Oleff in the first offering. Bean will join the previously announced cast of James McAvoy, who will play Bill, Jessica Chastain who is down for Beverly and Bill Hader will be Richie. The Wire’s James Ransone had also tweeted that he would be joining the cast as an adult Eddie but that tweet has since been deleted.
Director Andy Muschietti is returning to direct a script from Gary Dauberman. The story is said to see the adult characters from the first movie returning to Derry as adults to confront Pennywise and the young cast is expected to return for at least one flashback.
The 2017 adaptation of part of the 1986 Stephen King classic told the story of seven children in Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by the eponymous being, only to face their own personal demons in the process. The novel was also previously adapted into miniseries in 1990 with the wonderful Tim Curry as Pennywise.
The film starred Jaeden Lieberher and Bill Skarsgård as Bill Denbrough and Pennywise (and is expected to return for the sequel) the Dancing Clown, respectively, with Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, and Jackson Robert Scott in supporting roles.
Production is expected to begin over the summer and a release date of September 6th, 2019