Jessica Chastain has officially entered early negotiations to star as the adult version of Sophia Lillis’ Beverly in New Line’s “IT: Chapter Two” which begins filming in the Summer ahead of a September 2019 release.
The script for the follow-up to last year’s monster hit is still being worked on by writer Gary Dauberman, but discussions are confirmed to be underway for her to come onboard.
Bill Skarsgard is expected to return as Pennywise, and director Andy Muschietti is also expected to return but his deal has not yet closed. Chastain previously worked with Andy and producer Barbara Muschietti on “Mama”
Chastain’s name has been mentioned in conjunction with the role for some time by both fans and the Muschiettis themselves. The new film is expected to adapt the other half of Stephen King’s novel, following the adult versions of the characters who return to their hometown years later to face Pennywise once again.
The Muschiettis hope to bring back the original young stars for flashback scenes.