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Checco Varese Joins Andy Muschietti‘s ‘IT: Chapter 2’ as Cinematographer



Checco Varese Joins Andy Muschietti‘s 'IT: Chapter 2' as Cinematographer

As previously reported, Andy Muschietti‘s anticipated sequel IT: Chapter 2 is scheduled to begin filming in Toronto, Canada this July. And today brings another new announcement.

Collider has just confirmed that cinematographer Checco Varese (“The Strain”, “True Blood”) will be lensing IT: Chapter 2. The 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.

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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