The Losers Club Reunites in a Photo From The IT: CHAPTER 2 Table Read
An official photo from the set of IT: Chapter 2 has surfaced featuring The Losers Club as they reunite. This photo features all of the alt cast members which 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, and Isaiah Mustafa as Mike. The photo came with the caption, "Back to Derry with the Losers."
I really wish I could be in that room with them as they read through the script! I'd really love to see what director Andy Muschietti is doing with this second half of the story. He's teased a few things in the past, but now that the film is starting production, whatever the story the script tells is pretty much set in stone.
The original young cast will also return for the sequel for some flashback scenes. They include Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Nicholas Hamilton. Then, of course, there's Bill Skarsgård who will return as Pennywise the Clown.
The sequel 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.
The movie is set to be released on September 6th, 2019. I'm really hoping that they have something to share with us at San Diego Comic-Con later this month, but that might not happen since the production of the film just started.