Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Stephen King's It remake has found its Pennywise

pennywise.jpg

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

 

Related

idris1.jpg

Your first look at Idris Elba as the Gunslinger in The Dark Tower

cell1.jpg

Phone zombies run rampage in Stephen King's Cell trailer

shining1.jpg

People are freaking out about this 'ghost' at The Shining hotel

MIKO_HUGHES_ctx93699.jpg

Kids From Stephen King Movies: Where Are They Now?

rexfeatures_1650429a.jpg

20 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About The Shawshank Redemption

1The Green Mile-2.jpg

15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About The Green Mile

Comments

More

Ray Winstone on family, feminism and how film stars have changed

His wilder years may be behind him, but a return to his roots has given Ray Winstone a new lease of life

by Jimi Famurewa
27 Apr 2017

Watch Mindhorn for FREE with ShortList Film Club

Check out the new film starring Julian Barratt

27 Apr 2017

M. Night Shyamalan announces sequels to Split and Unbreakable

*SPOILERS INSIDE*

by Gary Ogden
27 Apr 2017

Julian Barratt on jazz, memes, and the Chuckle Brothers

We spoke to the "miserable, slightly pretentious" comedian

by Ralph Jones
27 Apr 2017

John Boyega photobombing hardcore Star Wars fans is essential viewing

The man knows to make an entrance

by Matt Tate
26 Apr 2017

Heath Ledger's sister talks about her brother in tender new interview

Kate Ledger gently refutes claims that his role as the joker led to his fatal overdose

by Tom Mendelsohn
26 Apr 2017

Jeff Goldblum set up a free food giveaway for the sake of a 6/10 pun

It's all in the delivery

by Tom Victor
26 Apr 2017

Great news alert: Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park fran

Ian Malcolm is back back back

by Gary Ogden
26 Apr 2017

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs has a release date and new poster

Just look at the names on that poster

by Tom Victor
26 Apr 2017

Watch Chris Pratt confess his love for a bacon sandwich

Haven't we all at one point?

by Matt Tate
25 Apr 2017