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Production on Steven King’s IT Has Started

Stephen King's ITDirector Andy Muschietti (Mama) has confirmed via his Instagram that production has officially started for the upcoming new adaptation of Stephen King’s IT.

Based on the novel of the same name, Stephen King’s IT follows a group of seven adults who confronted a terrible evil when they were teenagers. Known back then as the Losers club, the group made a promise to return to Derry, Maine, should the evil they faced ever come back – and twenty-eight years later, it has, once again claiming the lives of young children.

The movie adaptation will be split into two parts, with the first focusing on the Losers club in their teenage years and the second taking place when they’re adults.

The cast for Stephen King’s IT Part 1 includes Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special) as Bill Denbrough, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Richie Tozier, newcomer Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) as Stan Uris, Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs (Hawaii Five-0) as Mike Hanlon and Jeremy Ray Taylor (42) as Ben Hanscom. Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove, The Divergent Series: Allegiant) will play central antagonist Pennywise the clown.

Stephen King’s IT was previously adapted as a 1990 television miniseries, directed by Tommy Lee Walace and featuring Tim Curry as Pennywise.

Part 1 of the feature film remake of Stephen King’s IT is scheduled for a September 8, 2017 release.

Source: Instagram, Comingsoon.net

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