As we recently reported, Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) is in final negotiations to appear as the antagonist in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Also on board are Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Today, we have even more breaking casting news. We have just learned who the first member of The Losers’ Club will be. Keep reading for the full announcement.
Movie Web is reporting that Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special, pictured below) is the first member of the members of The Losers’ Club to be cast. The outlet reports that the child actor will play Bill Denbrough, the leader of the group. The late Jonathan Brandis played the role in the television miniseries based on the property.
What we know thus far is that the project will shoot between July 7th and September 6th in Canada. We also know that the producers are targeting an R-rating. The creative team’s intent is to stay as close to the source material as possible. We previously reported that the California Tax Credit would be utilized by the production. So, while there are plans to shoot in Canada, it is expected that at least part of the feature will lens in CA. It has been a long road to get this project ready to go before cameras but the redux is finally moving full steam ahead.
Original director Cary Fukunaga departed the It remake over budgetary disagreements with the studio. Andrés Muschietti (Mama) is now set to helm the forthcoming adaptation of the Stephen King tome. Gary Doberman wrote the most recent draft of the script with Muschietti. The film is currently slated for a September 8, 2017 release date.
No additional details on the upcoming project are available at this time but stay tuned to the site in the coming months and we will keep you apprised as more news is announced.