It seems they’ve found the new Pennywise the Clown.
25-year-old Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard, son of Stellan and brother of Alexander, has scored the role of the iconic supernatural clown Pennywise in the new two-part film adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT” for New Line Cinema.
The first part focuses on the group of teens called the Losers Club who defeat a powerful entity that is killing kids around their town, the second is set around the repercussions on these characters as adults thirty years later when the creature has seemingly returned.
Skarsgard, best known for his leading role on Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove,” takes over the role from Will Poulter (“We’re the Millers”) who was originally cast in the role back when Cary Fukunaga was attached to direct. “Mama” filmmaker Andy Muschietti is now helming the film.
The project has also cast the child versions of the characters. They include Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (“Hawaii Five-0”) and Jeremy Ray Taylor (“42”).
Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are producing.
Source: Heat Vision