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James Ransone Cast as Adult Eddie in Andy Muschietti’s ‘IT: Chapter 2’

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James Ransone Cast as Adult Eddie in Andy Muschietti's 'IT: Chapter 2'

Today news broke via the folks over at Deadline that actor James Ransone, who appears in HBO’s crime drama series “The Wire”, has signed on to play the adult version of Eddie in Andy Muschietti‘s highly anticipated sequel IT: Chapter 2.

IT: Chapter 2 is scheduled to begin production in Toronto, Canada this July.

Cinematographer Checco Varese (“The Strain”, “True Blood”) will be lensing IT: Chapter 2The Handmaiden and Oldboy DP Chung-hoon Chung was the cinematographer on the first IT to great success.

American actress and film producer Jessica Chastain has landed the role of adult Beverly Marsh in the second part of the film. James McAvoy (Split) and Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”) are 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. 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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