In case you couldn’t tell, production on IT: Chapter Two has gotten underway. Although, what with two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy each taking to their respective Instagram accounts and informing their fellow losers of that very fact, it really should’ve already been apparent.
Nonetheless, having filled out the remainder of the roles with Teach Grant (Damnation, Altered Carbon) – who landed the part of adult Henry Bowers – and Isaiah Mustafa – who will be portraying the adult Mike Hanlon – IT: Chapter Two has indeed begun principal photography in Toronto with a full cast, or so it seemed.
According to Deadline, Taylor Frey, best known for his work on the small screen in The Carrie Diaries and Gossip Girl, has now been added to the New Line sequel and will be playing none other than Don Hagarty. For those of you who don’t know, Hagarty, in the Stephen King novel, is in a relationship with Adrian Mellon, who will be depicted by filmmaker Xavier Dolan.
Joining the aforementioned Jessica Chastain – who’s set to star as the adult Beverly Marsh, initially portrayed by Sophia Lillis – and James McAvoy – depicting the adult Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher) – are the likes of Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader, James Ransone, Jay Ryan and Andy Bean.
Also, because Stephen King’s horror tome is split between two timelines, It: Chapter Two is said to incorporate flashbacks so that the original cast may return for the 2019 sequel. All of this adds a real sense of authenticity to New Line’s two-part adaptation, and we simply cannot wait for the pic to slither into theaters on September 6th, 2019. With any luck, we may even get a sneak peek at the pic at Comic-Con next week.