The next half of Andy Muschietti’s IT adaptation, IT: Chapter 2, is currently in the casting phase, with Bill Skarsgård returning as Pennywise the Clown and Jessica Chastain in talks to play the adult version of Beverly Marsh. As such, we’re stuck wondering who else could be playing the adult versions of our favorite Losers Club members, and one YouTuber has made a video pitching his preferred cast.
According to the video made by P. Parker, which uses clips from other movies to portray his vision, these are the actors and actresses he’d like to see in IT: Chapter Two:
• Jessica Chastain is Beverly
• Patrick Wilson is Bill
• Chris Pratt is Ben
• Joseph Gordon Levitt is Stanley
• Bill Hader is Richie
• Jake Gyllenhaal is Eddie
• Chiwetel Ejiofor is Mike
The choices seem to be pretty popular among fans, although some may have issues with big stars like Chris Pratt potentially playing a part. As most horror fans could agree, the casting of extremely well-known actors can destroy the audience’s immersion with the film. They no longer see the movie’s characters but their favorite celebrities doing their usual Hollywood routines.
And with a film like IT, this may not be the best choice. After all, the story for IT is very character-driven and should be able to slowly merge audiences into the traumatized minds of these poor adults.
In the next chapter…
The evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to torment the grown-up members of the Losers’ Club.
IT: Chapter 2 hits theaters September 6, 2019.
What did you think of the fan trailer? Are you excited to see Pennywise’s return? Let us know in the comments section down below!