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Stephen King Responds to Clowns Claiming IT Is Bad for Business



A few days we told you about a story in Mel Magazine regarding professional clowns who were really, really pissed off about the trailer for Stephen King’s IT as well as all the other recent scary depictions of the grease-painted good guys!

It’s gonna be bad for clowns,” says Guilford Adams, a 42-year-old L.A. resident who has performed as “Gilly” for 20 years.

It’s ruining our business,” adds 33-year-old Nick Kane of L.A. (clown name: “Mr. Nick”).

Well, Stephen King himself has gotten wind of their gripes, and he’s responded via Twitter. “The clowns are pissed at me. Sorry, most are great. BUT…kids have always been scared of clowns. Don’t kill the messengers for the message.

Point made.

It hits theaters on September 8th via New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.

Andy Muschietti’s new take on Stephen King’s It stars Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Sophia Lillis with Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise. 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.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Chung-Hoon Chung (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), production designer Claude Paré (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), editor Jason Ballantine (The Great Gatsby), and costume designer Janie Bryant (“Mad Men”).

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

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