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Stephen King’s ‘It’ Casts Bill Skarsgård As Pennywise The Clown

Andrés Muschietti is set to direct the adaptation.

Pennywise the Clown

Pennywise the Clown

Warner Bros. Television

Stephen King’s iconic horror novel “It,” about seven children terrorized by a demonic entity that takes the form of a sadistic clown and preys on the children’s worst fears, was already adapted into a television miniseries adaptation back in 1990 with Tim Curry starring as Pennywise the Clown. Now, “It” is receiving a film adaptation and has just found its own Pennywise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bill Skarsgård is in final negotiations to star as the clown in New Line’s adaptation alongside its child-actor cast Jaeden Lieberher (“St. Vincent”), Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galazy”), Chosen Jacobs (“Hawaii Five-O”) and Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip). The film will be told in two parts, with the first part starring the seven children of the Losers Club and the second part picking up the story when they’re adults.

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“It” will be directed by Andrés Muschietti, who previously directed the supernatural horror film “Mama,” starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau about two young girls abandoned in a forest cabin and fostered by a mysterious entity that follows them when they relocate to their uncle’s suburban home. He’s also scheduled to direct an adaptation of the video game “Shadow of the Colossus.” Meanwhile, Skarsgård is best known for his starring role in the Netflix original series “Hemlock Grove; he also appears in “Allegiant,” the third film in the “Divergent” series.

No more production information on “It” is available at this time.

READ MORE: Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ Is “Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It”

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