Jay Ryan Is Adult Ben In “IT: Chapter Two”

Now here’s an unexpected choice. New Zealand actor Jay Ryan has been cast as the adult version of Ben Hanscom in “IT: Chapter Two” for New Line Cinema.

Ryan broke through on Australian shows like “Neighbours,” “Sea Patrol” and “Offspring” before segueing to more international productions including “Top of the Lake,” the lead male role in The CW’s “Beauty and the Beast” series, and more recently Hulu’s euthanasia drama “Mary Kills People”.

Jeremy Ray Taylor played Ben in the first film, one of the Losers Club who was bullied for being overweight and was smitten with Sophia Lillis’ Beverly Marsh.

Source: Deadline