IT: CHAPTER 2 Casts an Older Version of The Bully Henry Bowers
Director Andy Muschietti has cast Teach Grant in the role of an older Henry Bowers in IT: Chapter 2. The young version of the character, who was the main psychopathic bully who targeted the Losers Club, was played by Nicholas Hamilton in the first film. Joining Grant is Jess Weixler, who will play Bill's wife in the sequel.
At the end of the first film, Bowers fell down that dark well that led to Pennywise's lair. In Stephen King's story, he survives and is ultimately framed by Pennywise and convicted for most of the murders that occurred throughout the summer in Derry.
He is committed to the Juniper Hill Asylum until he escapes years later with the help of Pennywise, who come to him in the form of his dead friend so that he can attack the Losers Club who have reunited in Derry to battle Pennywise for the last time.
The movie recently started production with a great cast that includes James McAvoy as Bill, Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast) as Ben, James Ransone (Generation Kill) as Eddie, with Andy Bean (Here and Now) as Stanley Uris, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, and then there's creepy Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown.
The original young cast will also return for the sequel for some flashback scenes. They include Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Nicholas Hamilton.
IT: Chapter 2 is set 27 years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise The Clown when they were kids. As they've grown up, they've forgotten about what had happened. When bad things start to happen in Derry again and kids begin to go missing, Mike Hanlon, who stayed behind in Derry to keep watch over the town, calls up his old friends and reminds them of the promise they made to come back and stop it if it ever came back so they could fight it and kill it.
Warner Bros will release the film in theaters on September 6, 2019.