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Jay Ryan Cast as Adult Ben Hanscom in Andy Muschietti’s ‘IT: Chapter 2’



Jay Ryan Cast as Adult Ben Hanscom in Andy Muschietti’s ‘IT: Chapter 2’

We just learned via Deadline this evening that (“Beauty and the Beast”) star Jay Ryan has been cast as adult Ben Hanscom in Andy Muschietti’s IT: Chapter 2.

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, James McAvoy (Split) will play Bill, Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”) will play Richie, and James Ransone, who appeared Sinister and Sinister 2, has signed on to play the adult version of Eddie, Andy Bean (Allegiant) will play the role of Stanley. Bill Skarsgard will reprise his role as Pennywise.

IT: Chapter 2 is scheduled to begin production in Toronto, Canada this July. Filming will take place again at Pinewood Toronto Studios and will wrap on October 20th. Gary Dauberman is writing the script.

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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