The eagerly awaited sequel of It is courting Molly’s Game star Jessica Chastain to star/goddess amongst women as an adult Beverly. Sophia Lillis played Bev in the 2017 original.
It is the film adaptation of the famed Stephen King novel, where a group of children are plagued by a scary AF clown named Pennywise. Chapter Two will address the latter half of the novel, when the kids are all grown up, come back to their hometown and encounter Pennywise yet again.
Ever since the film’s opening weekend, there’s been talk of Chastain getting involved. There was a rumored post-credit scene where the actress could have made an appearance. Muschietti also mentioned her in a previous interview, saying the actress was a favorite to play an adult Beverly. Chastain previously starred in the director’s first studio success, Mama.
While Chastain’s involvement in the much clamored about sequel is by no means a done deal, the talks are very much official according to Variety sources. Bill Skarsgard is also anticipated to come back as Pennywise.
Muschietti also wants to bring back the younger cast members of of Chapter One for flashback scenes.
Production for the film is set to start this summer, with an expected release date of Sept. 6, 2019.