James McAvoy confirms filming has begun for 'IT: Chapter 2'
IT Chapter 2 star James McAvoy has confirmed shooting has begun on the horror sequel, with the first set photo
Pictures say a thousand words and as for James McAvoy's latest Instagram post, the production of Andy Muschietti’s 'IT' chapter 2 has been confirmed. The actor shared a snap from the movie's set to confirm he's started filming his role.
Without giving many details from the set, the X-Men and Atomic Blonde actor focused his shot on a Dairylea cheese triangle and captioned it; "Day 1 on IT 2"
McAvoy has joined the sequel as the adult version of Bill Denbrough, the main character and the group leader who was one of the kids terrorized by Pennywise. Chapter 2 of 'IT' picks up in the present day, 27 years after the Losers' Club apparently defeated IT in the sewers of Maine.
'It: Chapter 2' will find The Losers Club battling Pennywise the Dancing Clown, but this time as adults. So the other new casts include Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh and the rest of the members of the Losers' Club are played by 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.
Bill Skarsgard will be returning as the shapeshifting Pennywise, and as recently discussed, getting back into the mindset of the killer clown.
"We're gearing up for it now, so I'm sort of in the process of getting back into that character of Pennywise," he said in an interview. "I think [the Losers' Club cast] start in July. I'm not sure exactly when my start date is, but some time this summer," he had confirmed.
"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," he added.
Just two months ago, returning director, Muschietti posted a funny picture on Instagram of members of the Losers Club suggesting that production will start soon – the film was slated to start shooting in June.
Last year, Stephen King's adaptation 'It: Chapter One' was a major success and the release for Chapter 2 has been scheduled for September 7, 2019.