It: Chapter Two is sparing no expense for ‘A’ list talent with James McAvoy and Bill Hader in talks to join the highly anticipated sequel…
James McAvoy and Bill Hader are currently in talks to join It: Chapter Two after Jessica Chastain recently signed on to star in the sequel to the 2017 horror hit based on the Stephen King novel.
While contracts haven’t been signed just yet, McAvoy and Hader are in negotiations that would see them play the adult versions of two key characters from the original It that pulled in over $700 million worldwide last year.
McAvoy is being sought to play Bill Denbrough, the unofficial leader of the Loser’s Club that defeated the demonic entity known as Pennywise the Clown in the original It movie that took place in the 1980’s. Jaeden Lieberher played the role in the first film and he’s expected to return in some of the flashback scenes in It: Chapter Two.
As for Hader, he’s rumored to play Richie Tozier, the practical joker of the group that was originally played by Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard.
Chastain has already signed on to star as Beverly Marsh, the one girl in the Loser’s Club, with Bill Skarsgard coming back from the first movie to reprise his role as Pennywise the Clown.
Andy Muschietti is returning as director for It: Chapter Two, which is expected to go into production in July with a September 6, 2019 release date already set from Warner Bros.