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Cast & Australian Release Date Revealed for IT: CHAPTER TWO!

04 July 2018

Cameras roll on IT: CHAPTER TWO as the Clown Prince of Stephen King fiction, Pennywise, returns to terrorise  the town of Derry, twenty-seven years later.

Director of CHAPTER ONE, Andy Muschietti (MAMA) returns to follow the Losers Club – now adults – as they return to their hometown to defeat their returned childhood monster.

This sequel to 2017’s international critical and cultural sensation IT (also the highest grossing horror film of all time!) has high expectations to live up to – from the excellent novel, the beloved 1990 miniseries and the acclaimed 2017 film – but with the majority of the original team on board, alongside a boatload of talented stars, it looks set to meet them!.

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, IT CHAPTER TWO brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. Bill Skarsgård returns in the seminal role of Pennywise. James McAvoy (SPLIT upcoming GLASS) stars as Bill, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY, MAMA) as Beverly, Bill Hader (HBO’s BARRY, THE SKELETON TWINS) as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV’s SHADOWHUNTERS: THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS) as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV’s MARY KILLS PEOPLE) as Ben, James Ransone (HBO’s THE WIRE) as Eddie, and Andy Bean (ALLEGIANT, Starz’ POWER) as Stanley.

Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Lieberher as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie.

Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (IT, ANNABELLE: CREATION) based on the novel by Stephen King. Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing the film. Marty Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are the executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Checco Varese (THE 33), Oscar-winning production designer Paul D. Austerberry (THE SHAPE OF WATER), editor Jason Ballantine (IT, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Luis Sequeira (THE SHAPE OF WATER, MAMA).

Production is now underway in Toronto, Canada.

IT: CHAPTER TWO will open in Australia and New Zealand cinemas from Thursday September 5, 2019.