'IT: Chapter 2' first look: Jessica Chastain shares a glimpse of Beverly Marsh as filming begins
In the second chapter of the horror film, Chastain is supposed to be taking over the role of Beverly Marsh - the younger version of whom was portrayed by Sophia Lillis.
When Andy Muschietti takes the director's chair again, expect the Loser's Club from Derry to be all grown up but battling the same clown monster that they did in 2017's horror classic, 'IT'. The movie based on Stephen King's novel of the same name had managed to surpass all expectations following its release last year, grossing Warner Bros a whopping $ 700 million in the international box-office. And it was just a matter of time before the studios announced a sequel to continue with their streak of hits.
Now that production on 'IT: Chapter 2' has begun in full swing more and more stars have been taking to social media to share glimpses from the set or simply to share filming updates. First, it was 'X-Men' actor James McAvoy, who took to his Instagram account to share an on-set photo with some tongue-in-cheek humor, and now his IT 2 co-star Jessica Chastain has followed suit.
In the second chapter of the rebooted horror series, Chastain is supposed to be taking over the role of Beverly Marsh - the younger version of whom was portrayed by none other than Sophia Lillis in the first IT movie. And announcing the filming commencement, the 41-year-old actress sent a little nod to her predecessor by sharing a photoshopped picture of her and Lillis.
Apart from confirming the filming news, the latest update also helps fans perceive what an adult version of the character would look like with the 'Molly's Game' actress slipping into her shoes. For the 'IT' sequel, Chastain will further be joined by McAvoy - who will bring to life an older version of Bill Denbrough - and returning actor Bill Skarsgard, whose portrayal of the shape-shifting monster is etched in fans' memory.
Picking up 27 years after the events of the last movie, however, 'It: Chapter 2' will once again find the members of the Loser's Club tackling their inner fears and their worst nightmare, Pennywise - the clown, but this time as adults. Apart from Chastain, Skarsgard, and McAvoy, more new faces are going to be a part of the upcoming horror flick, including Bill Hader as Richie Tozer, James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak, Andy Bean as Stanley Uris, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom and Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon.
Seeing how an older gang deals with the clown monster is indeed something every fan is looking forward to, but having said that, all eyes would continue to be on Skarsgard and his portrayal of King's iconic clown monster.
"It's going to be a very different experience this time around, just given the fact that you have all of these incredible, seasoned actors to play against, as opposed to having all the kids. So it's going to be a different experience for sure. But I'm looking forward to it," teased Skarsgard.
'It: Chapter 2' is expected to hit theaters on September 7, 2019.