The adult 'Losers Club' start bonding as production for 'It: Chapter Two' kicks off
As production for the much-awaited sequel for 'It: Chapter One' went underway, the cast who will portray the adult versions of 'The Losers Club' posed for a fun photo op.
'It: Chapter Two,' the sequel for Andy Muschietti's enormously successful 'It: Chapter One,' is scheduled to be released on September 6 this year, almost a year to the date of its predecessor's premiere. With the filming having begun this past month, Warner Brothers took to Twitter to share a picture of the cast who will make up the adult version of "The Losers Club" sitting together at a table reading the script.
The first movie went on to set numerous box office records and grossed over $700 million worldwide, in the process becoming the highest-grossing, as well as the most profitable horror movie of all-time. The Stephen King novel adaptation was praised for its performances, direction, cinematography and musical score, with a sequel confirmed within a fortnight of its release.
'It: Chapter One' saw members of Derry, Maine's infamous Losers Club take on a supernatural entity 'It' — Known best to viewers as Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgård) — that shapeshifted into the form of each person's worst nightmare and terrorized the town every 27 years by kidnapping and mutilating children.
The movie closed with the seven members of the club — Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher), Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis), Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard), Stan Uris (Wyatt Oleff), Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), and Eddie Kasbrak (Jack Dylan Grazer) — defeating the clown after a brief battle and creating a blood oath by cutting each other's hands and forming a circle, promising to return to Derry in adulthood if it returns and destroy the creature once and for all.
The sequel will see 'The Losers Club' reunite close to three decades after the events of the first film. The seven friends attempt to keep their promise, with the story following them as they take the difficult decision to uproot their current, successful lives in a bid to abolish the evil that haunts Derry once and for all.
Cast in the adult roles are James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Split) as Bill; Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) as Beverly; Bill Hader (Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) as Richie; James Ransone (The Wire, Generation Kill) as Eddie; Andy Bean (Allegiant, Transformers: The Last Knight) as Stanley; Jay Ryan (Top of the Lake, Beauty & the Beast) as Ben; and Isaiah Mustafa (Shadowhunters) as Mike; Each of the actors who portrayed the seven from 'It: Chapter One' will be reprising their roles in the sequel as well.
The script for 'It: Chapter Two' has been penned by Gary Dauberman, who also worked on the first film, with Muschietti once again on the director's chair. Checco Varese will be serving as director of photography, the Oscar-winning Paul D. Austerberry as production designer, Jason Ballantine as editor, and the Oscar-nominated Luis Sequeira as costume designer.