Andy Bean to reportedly join cast of 'It: Chapter 2' and play the older Stanley Uris
Reports suggest that the actor, of 'Here and Now' and 'Power' fame, is set to play the older Stanley Uris in the upcoming sequel of 'It: Chapter 1'
The process of getting 'It: Chapter 2' into production began almost immediately after the release of the first movie and is now gathering steam.
Numerous actors have already been cast to portray the grownup versions of the lovable children that made up the losers club in Chapter 1, with Variety reporting that Andy Bean has now been cast as the older Stanley Uris.
If the news is confirmed, Bean will be the fifth member of the losers club — comprising Bill Denbrough, Beverly Marsh, Richie Tozier, Eddie Kasbrak, Stanley Uris, Ben Hanscom, and Mike Hanlon — to be cast in the upcoming sequel.
As of February 2018, it was reported that Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) was in negotiations to star as the adult Beverly Marsh. In April 2018, James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland) and Bill Hader (Superbad) entered negotiations to play the adult Bill Denbrough and Richie Tozier respectively.
This past month, James Ransone (The Wire) revealed in a now-deleted tweet that he would be portraying the adult Eddie Kasbrak.
Bean, who was most recently seen in the HBO series 'Here and Now' and Starz series 'Power,' and has previously also appeared in 'Allegiant' will be taking over from Wyatt Oleff, who had portrayed a young Stanley in the first film.
Upon its release in September 2017, 'It: Chapter 1' grossed a whopping $700 million worldwide. Based on Stephen King's 1986 novel of the same name, the film told the story of the seven children of Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by an eponymous being, and became the highest-grossing horror film of all-time.
Andy Muschietti, who directed the first film, will be back to helm Chapter 2, and Gary Dauberman will be joining him and penning the screenplay. New Line Cinema, which is one of the production companies for the series, announced in September last year that the sequel would be released on September 6, 2019, almost exactly two years after the premiere of the first.