Javier Botet overcame a potentially debilitating condition, Marfan syndrome, to become one of the most sought after “body actors” in Hollywood. He’s unnerved and shocked audiences as the Medeiros girl in REC franchise, Mama in Mama, Enola/Margaret/Pamela in Crimson Peak, Myrtu in The Other Side of the Door, and the Crooked Man in The Conjuring 2.
He’ll be thrilling audiences once again in 2017 as the Leper in It. Behind the scenes photos were posted on Facebook yesterday that show Botet in all his diseased glory! Check him out:
It, based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King and a screenplay penned by Gary Dauberman, is slated to hit US theaters on September 8, 2017. In addition to Botet, the film stars: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Owen Teague. Andy Muschietti directs.