Although there was originally plenty of skepticism about Bill Skarsgård’s performance as Pennywise in Andy Muschietti’s IT adaptation, the box office success is a perfect indicator that people love the new Pennywise. Some even consider the portrayal to be even better than seasoned actor Tim Curry’s portrayal from the miniseries.
The video below focuses on Skarsgård and his work as Pennywise, going as far as to include interviews from nearly everyone involved with the film such as the cast for the Losers’ Club and producer Barbara Muschietti.
Meanwhile, aside from those involved with the film, everyone in general seems to be in love with the new adaptation. Tim Curry himself is even supportive of Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise:
“Well, I like [Bill] Skarsgard very much, I think he’s very clever. It’ll be interesting what sort of clown face he puts on, because it’s not an obvious clown face at all. I’ve seen the trailer and you can’t really see him at all. So I’m fascinated to see it. He’s very good.”
The synopsis reads: A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
IT is currently playing in theaters everywhere, with IT: Chapter Two set for release sometime in 2019.
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