Actor Jay Ryan actor has been cast as the adult version of Ben Hanscom, previously the character played as a child by Jeremy Ray Taylor in 2017’s “It.”, confirms a media source.
Stephen King’s horror sequel “It: Chapter 2 “cast is almost complete now as the adult version of the Losers’ Club is almost completely assembled. Jessica Chastain is playing Beverly Marsh; James McAvoy and Bill Hader are in talks to play Bill Denbrough and Richie Tozier, respectively; James Ransone will play Eddie Kaspbrak and Andy Bean is taking on the part of Stan. Meanwhile, Bill Skarsgard will reprise his role as Pennywise from the first movie.
“Chapter One” of “It” movie followed the first half of Stephen King’s novel, telling the story of a group of children who are terrorized by Pennywise the Clown and forced to face their own demons to defeat him. “Chapter Two” is going to follow the last half of the novel, when the characters return to their hometown years later as adults to face Clown Pennywise once again.
Andy Muschietti and Gary Dauberman are returning as director and screenwriter, while Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin and Roy Lee will be producing the Chapter Two of the film. The production of the film is scheduled to start in July and is slated to be released in theaters by Warner Bros on September 6, 2019.