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22nd Jun 2018

It’s official… IT: Chapter 2 has started production with a very famous actor

James Dawson

The first image has been shared from set…

Production has officially begun on the long-awaited sequel to IT. 

IT: Chapter 2 will be directed by Andy Muschietti’s and will star Scotlands’s own James McAvoy as an adult Bill Denbrough.

Other actors appearing in the film are Jessica Chastain as Beverly, James Ransone as Eddie, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Jay Ryan as Ben, Andy Bean as Stanley and Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise.

McAvoy shared the first image from production showing him in his trailer holding up a Laughing Cow cheese triangle – a pun on the film’s setting in Derry, Maine.

Bill Skarsgard will return as Pennywise, and recently told Digital Spy discussed what it was like getting back into the mindset of the killer clown.

“We’re gearing up for it now, so I’m sort of in the process of getting back into that character of Pennywise,” he explained. “I’m sort of in the mindset and we’re gearing up for it.

“I think [the Losers’ Club cast] start in July. I’m not sure exactly when my start date is, but some time this summer.”

Director Andy Muschietti has also promised that film will be even scarier than the first film. “Bring your adult diapers,” he told an audience recently.

The film is scheduled to open in cinemas on 6 September next year.