The first part of the brand new adaptation of Stephen King’s It begins shooting in July in Toronto, which means a whole lot of news and goodies are soon headed your way. We’ll of course be reporting on all of it here on Dread, and today brings the latest casting news along with your first look at the brand new Losers’ Club!
First, per Deadline, Australian actor Nicholas Hamilton (below) has joined the cast as young Henry Bowers, a character played in the original 1990 mini-series by Jarred Blancard and Michael Cole. Hamilton will soon be seen in Captain Fantastic, starring alongside Viggo Mortensen.
Ready to meet the new Losers’ Club? Check out an image below, courtesy of actor @FinnWolfhardOfficial on Instagram!
Andy Muschietti, the helmer behind the surprise horror hit Mama, is directing the adaptation. Bill Skarsgård has the part of the demonic clown Pennywise, while Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor are the kids he terrorizes.
The story follows a group of kids called the Losers’ Club who defeat a creature called It. Years later, the creature returns; and the former club members, now adults, have to band together again even though they have no memory of the first battle.
Owen Teague will play Patrick Hocksetter, part of a group of bullies who torment the Losers’ Club. He is a psychopath and keeps a refrigerator full of animals that he’s killed.
Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti are producing.