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Stephen King’s It – First Look at The Leper!

One of the things that has us most excited for Andy Muschietti’s take on Stephen King’s It is the addition of creature performer Javier Botet to the cast to play The Leper. If you head on over to Lilja’s Library, they have some behind-the-scenes paparazzi images of Botet in character.

We have one below; check out the other images here and here.

Leper It

Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor play the Losers’ Club, seven kids who are terrorized by Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard). In addition, creature performer Javier Botet has signed on as The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, part of a group of bullies who torment the Losers’ Club.

Andy Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman and Chase Palmer. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce. The story will be spread across two films.

Synopsis:
In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers’ Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

new pennywise

And here’s a lightened version so you can better see the costume.

Lightened Pennywise

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