Bill Hader & James McAvoy In Talks Of ‘It: Chapter 2’
The first installment of It follows the first half of Stephen King’s novel, telling the story of a group of children who are terrorized by Pennywise the Clown. The upcoming sequel will follow the second half, which features the children, now adults, having to face Pennywise once more.
Chastain will be playing an older version of Beverly, who was played by Sophia Lillis in the 2017 film. McAvoy is in the talks of playing Bill, originally played by Jaeden Lieberher. Hader is rumored to play Richie, who was played by Finn Wolfhard.
The first film’s director Andy Muschietti is back along with Gary Dauberman writing the script. Bill Skarsgard is also expected to return as Pennywise.
Production is expected to start this summer and the sequel is set to premiere on September 6, 2019.
While there is no confirmation on who is joining Chastain for the project, the stars are having fun teasing fans for whats to come.
Chastain posted a photo on her Instagram a side-by-side of herself with McAvoy in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby and Bill and Beverly in the first It film.
McAvoy then followed by also posting an old photo of him and Chastain and announced that he’s in negotiations to be “her new hair stylist.”
I’d like to confirm once and for all that I am in negotiations to be @jessicachastain ‘s new hair stylist. I stepped in for her go to team a few years back and can’t wait to tame that mop of fire for all the mall openings and kids party paid appearances she’s got coming up. Needed a career change and this feels right. I just hope I can cut it. #wetperm #it #jessicachastainsnewhairguy #careerchange
Hader has not commented about confirming his role in the film, however, fans are thrilled to hear that he is in the running for the project.
I can’t think of a better Richie Tozier than Bill Hader, I want it so badly !!! #itsequel
— Lindsey Eramo (@LindzE10) April 13, 2018
If Bill Hader doesn’t play Richie in the second chapter of IT I’m gonna be so disappointed.
— 🐾Kat🐾 (@_trashgender_) April 13, 2018