Jessica Chastain has entered negotiations to star in the upcoming It sequel. The upcoming film from New Line is a continuation of Chapter 1 from Stephen King's novel of the same name.

Jessica Chastain is rumored to be the director's choice to play an adult Beverly. (Getty)

Jessica is said to play the adult version of Beverly, who was previously played by young Sophia Lillis in the film which released in 2017.

Andy Muscheitti, who directed 2017's It will be returning to direct the sequel. The script is being developed by Gary Dauberman. Bill Skarsgard will be reprising his role as Pennywise the clown.

Andy Muscheitti will be directing the sequel (Getty)

Even though the script is still in the works, negotiations with Jessica have already opened up. She has been rumored to be the director's pick for the role following the movie's opening weekend. Andy had previously mentioned it in an interview, saying Jessica is his top choice to play an adult Beverly. They had previously worked on Andy's first studio hit, Mama.

Chapter One of It was the highest grossing film of 2017. It follows the story of a group of children, 'The Losers', who are terrorized by an unknown creature they call 'It', who introduces himself as Pennywise the clown. The spunky group is forced to face their darkest fears to defeat It.

Chapter Two will follow the now full-grown 'Loser' gang that returns to their hometown in order to destroy Pennywise once and for all. 

 Bill Skarsgard will be reprising his role as Pennywise the clown. (Getty)

Jessica Chastain was nominated for a Golden Globe for her acting in Molly's Game. She is also expected to star in the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix later this year.

New Line is currently focusing all their efforts in the sequel of It. The movie is slated to release on September 6, 2019.

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