Just yesterday (April 12) we told you that ‘It: Chapter 2′ was scheduled to start filming in July in Toronto, and we should expect to hear more casting news soon.
Well, we were right. It was confirmed late Thursday that Jessica Chastain will play the grown up version of Beverly Marsh. It’s a great casting decision considering she looks like the mother of the actress who played Beverly in the original film. As you all know, this sequel will feature a 27-year time jump to show the characters returning to their hometown as adults to take on Pennywise once again.
In addition to the Chastain casting news, we are now hearing that Bill Hader and James McAvoy are in talks to join her. McAvoy is in talks for the role of Bill and Hader is going for the role of Richie, who was played by Finn Wolfhard in the original movie.
“Sources stress that negotiations are early and that the script is still being worked on,” but we wouldn’t be surprised to hear official confirmations soon. I believe Hader and McAvoy would be great in the movie.
We will continue to keep you posted as more casting news is released. We’re sure every actor in Hollywood wants to be involved. This sequel is basically a guaranteed success. The first installment made over $700 million worldwide.