A few weeks back we passed along the news that IT Chapter Two had cast one of the book’s more controversial characters with Xavier Dolan signing on to play a gay man that runs afoul of Pennywise at the start of the new film.
And today we have word via Deadline that that character, Adrian Mellon’s boyfriend, Don Hagarty has been cast. Yes, Taylor Frey has been cast as Hagarty.
James McAvoy stars as Bill, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Jay Ryan as Ben, James Ransone as Eddie, and Andy Bean as Stanley. Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Lieberher as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie.
Bill Skarsgård returns in the seminal role of Pennywise.
Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman based on the novel by Stephen King. Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin, and Roy Lee are producing the film. Marty Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith, and David Katzenberg are the executive producers. The creative team includes director of photography Checco Varese, production designer Paul D. Austerberry, editor Jason Ballantine, and costume designer Luis Sequeira.
Production will take place in Toronto, Canada, and the film is set to open in theaters September 6, 2019.