As a horror film, a Stephen King adaptation and a remake of the 1990 TV movie starring Tim Curry, 2017’s It was a success. Balancing the unnerving actions of Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise the Clown with the emotional bond of the Losers Club, It was the literal interpretation of youth facing its inner demons. Yet that film was only one half of King’s original novel, with a sequel focusing on the grown-up Losers currently in development. This time gap has resulted in a variety of talented actors being selected to play the kids as adults, including James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, and recent addition, Xavier Dolan.
Amongst the new cast include Jess Weixler and Teach Grant, the latter of which has been cast as the adult version of It‘s human antagonist Henry Bowers. Originally played by Nicolas Hamilton, Bowers was locked up in a mental asylum for most of his adult life following a failed attempt to kill the Losers. However, he is later recruited by Pennywise to seek vengeance once the now-adult Derry residents make their way back home. Weixler will be playing Audra, the actress wife of protagonist Bill Denbrough who, after his sudden departure, follows him to Derry, Maine to discover what is going on.
Weixler is best known for the horror film Teeth. She will be reuniting with McAvoy and Chastain after appearing alongside them both in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Grant is best known for his roles on television series Altered Carbon and Damnation.
It: Chapter 2 will once again be directed by Andy Muschietti and is set for a Sept. 6, 2019 release date. Production is set to begin this fall.