It Chapter Two
Director: Andy Muschietti Run Time: 169 min. Format: Digital Rating: R
Release Year: 2019
Starring: Bill Hader, Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, James Ransone, Jessica Chastain
Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club, young and adult, in a return to where it all began with It Chapter Two.
The film is Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit It, which grossed over $700 million globally. Both redefining and transcending the genre, It became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest-grossing horror film of all time.
Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, It Chapter Two brings the characters, who’ve long since gone their separate ways, back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. James McAvoy (Split, Glass) stars as Bill, with Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Mama) as Beverly, Bill Hader (HBO’s Barry, The Skeleton Twins) as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV’s Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments) as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV’s Mary Kills People) as Ben, James Ransone (HBO’s The Wire) as Eddie, and Bill Skarsgård returning in the seminal role of Pennywise. Andy Bean (Allegiant, Starz’ Power) plays Stanley, and reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Martell as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie.
Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (It, Annabelle: Creation) based on the novel It by Stephen King. Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing the film. Marty Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are the executive producers.