‘It: Chapter 2’ adds two more names

Bill Skarsgard will reprise his role as Pennywise ‘It: Chapter 2’. — AFP pic
Bill Skarsgard will reprise his role as Pennywise ‘It: Chapter 2’. — AFP pic

LOS ANGELES, May 18 — James Ransone of the Sinister movies and Andy Bean from TV series Power have been cast in the second part of Stephen King adaptation It: Chapter 2.

September 2019’s direct sequel to hit horror movie and King adaptation It is recruiting Bean and Ransone to its ranks.

The story picks up nearly three decades on from the events of its predecessor, and childhood friends are pulled back to their hometown in order to deal with a terrible evil.

Bean, who played Agent Knox in the first three seasons of Power and Romit in third Divergent franchise movie Allegiant will become Stanley Uris in the upcoming second-parter.

Stanley, the rational Rabbi’s son and a member of the Losers Club gang during his childhood, becomes a successful accountant as an adult.

In 2017’s It he was played by Wyatt Oleff (a young Peter Quill in the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies to date).

Baltimore’s Ransone went from season two of The Wire (dock worker and dealer Ziggy Sobotka) to two more David Simon projects: The adaptation of Generation Kill (US Marine and Humvee driver Cpl Josh Person) and Treme (New York chef Nick.)

More recently he’s been a recurring character in the two Sinister horror movies as well as Mosaic and season two of Bosch, both crime dramas.

In It: Chapter 2, he’ll play the older version of constantly unwell Losers Club member Eddie Kaspbrak who becomes a limousine business owner and, like Stanley, still bears a grudge against Bowers Gang leader Henry Bowers.

Eddie was played by Jack Dylan Grazer in It — Grazer can also be seen in comedy show Me, Myself and I and the upcoming Speechless as well as the main character’s confidant in 2019’s DC superhero movie Shazam.

Bill Skarsgard reprises his role as Pennywise and, joining him, Ransone and Bean are the previously cast Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader as older versions of the first film’s kids. — AFP-Relaxnews

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