James McAvoy and Bill Hader in talks to join sequel to horror hit It
James McAvoy and Trainwreck star Bill Hader are in talks to star in the sequel to It.
It, which is adapted from Stephen King's bestselling novel, took over $700 million at the box office on its release last summer and a sequel was swiftly ordered and it is due to arrive on September 6th in 2019.
Last summer's movie starred Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the clown with Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton in supporting roles.
Set in 1989, It told the story of a group of children who must face off against a force that takes on its victims' greatest fears, horrifically personified by Pennywise the Clown.
For the sequel, we find ourselves 27 years after the events of the summer of 1989, with the children grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back to Derry, Maine to their final confrontation with Pennywise.
Skarsgård will return to play Pennywise, while Jessica Chastain is already confirmed to join the cast. Andrés Muschietti will return to direct the movie.