For the past few months, we’ve been reporting each and every casting of the adult counterparts to IT’s Loser’s Club, set to star in the sequel, and now every single spot in the club is filled. Check out whose bagged the coveted roles below:
Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh
One of the least surprising casting choices, Chastain was the fans number one choice since day one, and even the actress herself wanted in. Director Andy Muschietti even referred to Chastain as a “top choice” to play the adult version of the club’s only female member.
Bill Hader as Richie Tozier
Widely known for his run on Saturday Night Live, Hader probably wasn’t the first name people thought of for this film. However, given he is playing the jokester of the Loser’s Club, it does make sense, and in recent years we’ve seen the funnyman take on more serious dramatic roles, so we know he’s got the chops for this.
James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough
The leader of the pack and arguably one of the most important members of the group on their return to Derry, it makes sense that they would cast someone with an impressive resume for this role. After McAvoy’s chilling performance in Split, many horror fans were delighted to see him continue in the genre.
Andy Bean as Stanley Uris
Here and Now actor, Andy Bean will portray the club’s level-headed member, Stanley, whose story arc is particularly important in the second half of IT. While Bean isn’t an actor many are familiar with, his resemblance to young Stanley actor Wyatt Olef is particularly striking.
James Ransome as Eddie Kaspbrak
Much like with Bean, many won’t be familiar with Ransome as an actor, but if we were going on appearances alone, this is definitely the closest match, as Ransome could convincingly play an older version of young Eddie actor, Jake Dylan Grazer.
Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom
Let’s be completely honest here – IT: Chapter Two is clearly going with the old familiar trope of “fat kid turns into hot dude” on this one – but Jay Ryan is the spitting image of young Ben actor, Jeremy Ray Taylor. Ryan, from New Zealand, is probably best known for his work as Vincent Keller in The CW’s Beauty and the Beast.
Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon
The most recently announced, Mike Hanlon, one of the main characters in IT: Chapter Two (and woefully underused in the first film) will be played by everyone’s favourite “Old Spice Guy”, Isaiah Mustafa. When he’s not shirtless and talking to you about “your man”, Mustafa also plays Luke Garroway in Freeform’s Shadowhunters.
IT: Chapter Two is currently in pre-production, so it might not be long until we see the adult Loser’s Club on set together ahead of the film’s release on September 6th, 2019.