Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s It Chapter Two, director Andy Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit IT. And today we have word via the director that Jessica Chastain has wrapped filming!
The film co-stars Jessica Chastain as adult Beverly, James McAvoy stars as Bill, Bill Hader as Richie, Jay Ryan as Ben, Andy Bean stars as Stanley, and James Ransone as Eddie. 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, 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 behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Checco Varese, Oscar-winning production designer Paul D. Austerberry, editor Jason Ballantine, and costume designer Luis Sequeira.
The film is set to open in theaters September 6, 2019.
Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, It Chapter Two brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.