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Actor James McAvoy Confirms Production For 'It: Chapter Two' Has Begun

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The production for the second part in the horror-film based on the novel from author, Stephen King', has begun. One of the actors from the movie has confirmed that cameras are rolling for It: Chapter Two.

The Losers Club Returns

The 2017 version of the It film hit theaters on Sept. 8, 2017, and starred Bill Skarsgård as the titular character It, or Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The film also starred Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton.

The film followed the story of seven teenagers from Derry, Maine, known as The Losers Club, who encountered an eponymous being who terrorizes them and kills other children.

The horror film, which was met with a critical claim, was the second adaptation of the novel, the first being the 1990 miniseries that starred Richard Thomas, Annette O'Toole, John Ritter, and Tim Curry. It: Chapter Two will take place 27 years after its predecessor as the friends reunite to once again face Pennywise and their own personal demons.

After much speculation of who will portray the adult version of the members from The Losers Club, it was announced by New Line Cinema that James McAvoy would play the adult Bill Denbrough.

In addition to McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jay Ryan, and Isaiah Mustafa would play the adult versions of Richie Tozier, Beverly Marsh, Eddie Kaspbrak, Stanley Uris, Ben Hanscom, and Mike Hanlon.

The X-Men: Days of Future Past star shared on his Instagram page that the production for the sequel is under wraps and also jokingly referenced the upcoming film.

Day 1 on IT 2. Glad you got the memo guys. #passthecheeseplease #derryordairy A post shared by  James Mcavoy (@jamesmcavoyrealdeal) on Jun 19, 2018 at 3:38pm PDT

Chastain also shared a sneak peak of her new look as her character, Beverly, on her social media account.

The Next Generation

Like the 2017 film, It: Chapter Two will not follow the same timeline as the book. In the novel, the timeline was set in the 1950s and then in the 1980s. In the 2017 version, the events took place in the late 1980s, which means the sequel will happen in 2010s.

It: Chapter Two will hit theaters, Sept. 6, 2019.

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