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Stephen King's It remake has found its Pennywise

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Get ready to see the face of the man who will haunt your dreams for the coming years.

After months of fevered speculation, it seems that Bill Skarsgård is going to play Pennywise the Clown in the forthcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's famous 1986 novel It.

The 25-year-old Swede, son of actor Stellan Skarsgård, and younger brother of True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård has previously starred in Hemlock Grove and Divergent and is apparently in "final negotiations" to play the iconic part.

Bill Skarsgard

He will join Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor in the cast, with Andrés Muschietti (Mama) directing.

Muschietti took over from True Detective's Cary Fukunaga, who was originally due to direct but seemingly left due to 'creative differences'. His original choice as Pennywise was British star Will Poulter, but he left the frame following the change of director and the ensuing delay to the project.

The original 1990 TV miniseries featured Tim Curry playing the terrifying clown; however, the new adaptation will be told in two parts. The story follows a teen group called the Losers Club, who defeat a creatured named It. 27 years later, the monster returns, leaving the group - who are now adults - to team together and fight again. The first part will tell the story of the group as children, while the second part will focus on the adults' story.

Watch the trailer of the original 1990 version below, and then let us know what you think of the casting choice below that.

It is due in cinemas 8 September 2017

 

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