We don’t have any new casting news regarding IT: Chapter 2, but the most recent details we’re getting about the follow-up to Andy Muschietti’s 2017 blockbuster is just as exciting. Collider is reporting that the behind-the-scenes team includes some of the industry’s top talent.
Muschietti has enlisted Oscar-winning The Shape of Water production designer Paul Austerberry to join the IT 2 team, after Claude Paré (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) served as production designer on the first movie. Now Collider can confirm that a new cinematographer will be lensing IT 2: Checco Varese.
The Handmaiden and Oldboy DP Chung-hoon Chung was the cinematographer on the first IT to great success, but Muschietti has tapped Varese to serve as the DP on the sequel. Varese has an extensive resume that includes a bounty of notable TV pilots, from The Strain to True Blood to the upcoming Locke & Key.
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As for the actors who will be playing the adult members of The Losers Club, Jessica Chastain remains the only confirmed cast-member, hired to play Bev. James McAvoy and Bill Hader are now in negotiations to star as Bill and Richie respectively, roles played by Jaeden Lieberher and Finn Wolfhard.
We’ll keep you posted on additional IT: Chapter 2 news as details emerge. Stay tuned!
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.
In addition to Skarsgård and Jacobs, IT stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton.
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