Not so fast, folks.
While it’s been widely reported that It: Chapter Two had commenced production (you can thank James McAvoy’s social feed for that), Deadline brings word that the New Line horror sequel is yet to begin filming, as Andy Muschietti and his team aren’t expected to get the Losers Club back together until next month.
Be that as it may, we still have an exciting, if somewhat unsettling update for you today, and it involves the recent addition of Xavier Dolan and Will Beinbrink (Free State of Jones). They’ll play Adrian Mellon and Tom Rogan, respectively, the former of whom was a gay man living in Derry, Maine. He doesn’t last very long in Stephen King’s novel, mind you, as a vicious attack by the town’s bullies leaves him at the mercy of Pennywise, who slithers out from beneath a bridge to feast on his prey.
That may not sound very gruesome, but a homophobic assault is sure to make viewers uncomfortable. Oh, and the flesh-eating clown, too.
Aside from Mellon, we know Tom Rogan to be Beverly’s abusive lover, so it’ll be intriguing to see how Will Beinbrink handles such a delicate subject matter.
Casting wise, It: Chapter Two has cobbled together a truly stellar ensemble, including Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh (check out her retro-inspired hairdo), James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak, Andy Bean as Stanley Uris, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom and Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon.
September 6th, 2019 is the date for your diaries and remember, you’ll float too.