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James McAvoy and Bill Hader in Talks to Star as Bill and Richie in ‘IT: Chapter 2’

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James McAvoy and Bill Hader in Talks to Star in 'IT: Chapter 2'

As reported this past Thursday, filming is scheduled to start on Andy Muschietti‘s IT: Chapter 2 in Toronto this July. Actress Jessica Chastain is also expected to land the role of adult Beverly Marsh in the second part of the film.

Over at Variety‘s website today it’s being reported that James McAvoy (Split) and Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”) are also in discussions to join the cast. McAvoy is in talks to play Bill, while Hader is in talks to play Richie.

Filming will take place again at Pinewood Toronto Studios and will wrap on October 20th. Gary Dauberman is writing the script. American actress and film producer Bill Skarsgard will reprise his role as  Pennywise.

Synopsis:
The evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to torment the grown-up members of the Losers’ Club.

IT: Chapter 2 is due to hit theaters on September 6th2019.

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