Almost all of the adult counterparts to The Losers Club from Andy Muschietti’s IT have been cast for the sequel. We previously announced that Jessica Chastain is playing Bev, Bill Hardy is playing Richie, James McAvoy is playing Bill, James Ransone is playing Eddie, and Andy Bean is playing Stanley. Today, we finally have our Ben Hanscom!
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Deadline dropped the news first that Jay Ryan will play the once-chubby bookworm played by Jeremy Ray Taylor in 2017.
The actor can be seen on the eOne/Hulu rights-to-die drama series Mary Kills People, the second season of which premiered this month. A New Zealand native, Ryan first broke through on stage with his one-person show The Packer in which he played eight characters. The piece played to raves at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where reviewers likened his performance to a live stage version of Trainspotting re-situated in New Zealand. Ryan then went on to play Mark Mitcham, the crafty son of a drug lord in the Golden Globe-and-Emmy Award-winning BBC/Sundance Channel miniseries Top of the Lake for directors Jane Campion and Garth Davis. That same year, the actor was cast as the titular lead in the CW’s award-winning sci-fi series Beauty and the Beast
The only Loser left to cast is Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs in 2017). Stay tuned for future announcements!
Official Synopsis: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.