The casting news for Stephen King’s IT just keeps rolling in. We have just learned that Owen Teague (pictured below) of the Netflix original series Bloodline has been cast as Patrick Hocksetter, one of the bullies that makes life miserable for The Losers’ Club.
Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) is in final negotiations to appear as Pennywise 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.
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.
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.
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