Everything you need to know about IT: Chapter 2
Posted 3rd September 2019 by SockShop
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the storm drain, Pennywise is back to terrorise young minds in the town of Derry. That’s right, following on from 2017’s Chapter One, this September will see horror fans rejoice at the return of everyone’s favourite evil clown.
|Based on the Stephen King 1986 book of the same name – and the 1990 cult miniseries starring Tim Curry – Chapter One tapped into the wave of 80s nostalgia to produce one of 2017’s surprise smash hits as a whole new generation learned just how scary clowns can be.
Who’s in it?
With the film time shifting between 1985 and 2012, the impressive troop of young actors who made us laugh and scream in the original have been joined by older actors playing grown-up versions. This means there are plenty of well-known faces lining up to get terrorised by Pennywise, who’s once again played by Bill Skarsgård.
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) plays Beverly, the only girl of the original Losers' Club who befriends the boys during that fateful summer. Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader plays Richie, while the UK’s very own James McAvoy (X-Men) takes up the role of Bill as the story moves into the 21st Century. Fans of Australian soap operas might also recognise Jay Ryan (playing Ben in the movie), who once starred as Jack Scully in Neighbours.
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