'It: Chapter Two': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else you need to know about Stephen King adaptation

'It: Chapter Two': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else you need to know about Stephen King adaptation

If you're looking for something to give you the chills, be prepared for 'It: Chapter Two' that is coming out this September.

In 2017, 'It' became one of the most successful films of the year, taking in more than $700 million worldwide, a feat made all the more impressive by its dark and disturbing subject matter. The movie was adapted from one of Stephen King's most beloved novels, and it wasn't a surprise that it was such a success.

The sprawling nature of the storyline -- the story was previously adapted into a miniseries in 1990 -- required the narrative to be broken up into two films, with the stars of the upcoming chapter taking to social media to tease the arrival of the first trailer for 'It: Chapter Two'.

Andy Muschietti, who directed the original, and screenwriter Gary Dauberman are back for the sequel with Barbara Muschietti producing the film. The cast is full of big names and the children in the original movie will return as well in flashback scenes.

Chapter Two picks up 27 years after the events of the first movie. The kids are now adults, and Pennywise the Clown is back to terrorize us all. 

Release date

 'It: Chapter Two' hits theaters on September 6.


'Chapter Two' picks up 27 years after the events of the first movie. Now, the members of the Losers' Club have to face with the everyday stresses and responsibilities which come with adulthood, along with battling Pennywise the Dancing Clown. 


James McAvoy

James McAvoy attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)


McAvoy plays the role of Bill. He is known for his work in 'Shameless' (2004), and as Mr Tumnus, the faun in Disney's 2005 adaptation of CS Lewis's 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. McAvoy appeared as corrupt cop Bruce Robertson in Filth (2013), a part for which he received a Scottish BAFTA for Best Actor, a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor, a London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year and an Empire Award for Best Actor.


Most recently, he reprised his role as Professor Charles Xavier in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (2014), and starred in the next film in the franchise, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' (2016), and M. Night Shyamalan's thriller 'Split' (2016).

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain attends Marie Claire Change Makers Celebration at Hills Penthouse on March 12, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.(Getty Images)


Jessica Chastain plays Beverly in the film. 

Chastain's performance as an aspiring socialite in 'The Help' (2011) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2012, she won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a CIA analyst in the thriller 'Zero Dark Thirty'. 

Bill Hader

Bill Hader attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.(Getty Images)


Bill Hader plays the role of Richie. Best known for his act on 'Saturday Night Live', he is also known for his performances in 'The Skeleton Twins' (2014), 'Inside Out' (2015) and 'Trainwreck' (2015).

Isaiah Mustafa

Isaiah Mustafa attends the People's Choice Awards 2018 at Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Getty Images)


Isaiah Mustafa plays the role of Mike Hanlon.

An actor and director, he is known for 'Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments' (2016) and 'Horrible Bosses' (2011).

Andy Bean

Andy Bean attends the world premiere of "Shazam!" at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 28, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)


Andy Bean plays the role of  Stanley. He is known for 'Here and Now' (2018) and 'Power' (2014).



Bill Skarsgard

Bill Skarsgard, wearing Ermenegildo Zegna, attends Flaunt and Ermenegildo Zegna's celebration of The Prelude Issue with Bill Skarsgard at Beauty & Essex on July 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.(Getty Images)

Bill Skarsgard will be returning to play Pennywise the Dancing Clown. An actor and producer, he is known for It (2017), Allegiant (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018).


Andy Muschietti 

Director Andy Muschietti speak onstage at CinemaCon 2019 Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to “The Big Picture”, an Exclusive Presentation of its Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

Andy Muschietti is returning to direct Chapter two of the 2017 hit film. “Bring your adult diapers,” he told the audience at Caesar’s Palace in a video clip on the second day of the CinemaCon convention of the nation’s theatre owners during the Warner Bros. presentation.


 A producer and director, he is known for 'Mama' (2013), 'It' (2017) and 'Mamá' (2008).


The teaser of the movie dropped on May 9.


The second trailer of 'IT: Chapter 2' was released during the SDCC 2019. The latest footage shows the events take place 27 years after the first movie, most of the members of the Losers' Club have somehow forgotten their horrific experiences after moving out of Derry, Maine, as adults. But Pennywise the clown has a thing or two to say.




In the first installment, he tortured the kids by separating them from their group, and it seems a similar route is taken in the sequel. While the trailer is sprinkled with healthy doses of humor, the horror element has gone up a notch.

Where to watch

The movie is set to hit theatres on September 6.

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