James McAvoy, Costs Hader in Talks for ‘It: Chapter 2’

With Jessica Chastain officially up to speed “It: Section 2,” New Lines has now started to zero in on who’ll play the rest of the Losers Team with James McAvoy and Invoice Hader in talks to join another installment.

Sources tell Variety that McAvoy is in talks for the role of Monthly bill, who was played out by Jaeden Lieberher in the first pic, while Hader is in discussions for the role of Richie, that was performed by Finn Wolfhard within the last film. As recently declared, Chastain will play Beverly.

Director Andy Muschietti is back again to immediate, with Gary Dauberman penning the script.

Sources stress that discussions are early and that the script continues to be being done, but both edges have officially started discussing her coming on to the project. Bill Skarsgard is also likely to go back as Pennywise. The sequel will bow on Sept. 6, 2019, with creation expected to get started on this summer.

Muschietti advised Variety last fall season that he hoped to bring all of the original actors back for flashback sequences in the sequel but resources say that is still being exercised.

“Chapter One” of “It” implemented the first half Stephen King’s eponymous book, telling the storyline of several children who are terrorized by Pennywise the Clown and compelled to handle their own demons to defeat him. “Chapter Two” will observe the last one half of the novel, when the heroes go back to their hometown years later as individuals to handle Pennywise once again.

The film was a massive hit, grossing $700 million worldwide including $327 domestically.

McAvoy is not a stranger to franchises, having played out Charles Xavier in the recent “X-Men” franchise. He is seen next in “Glass,” the sequel to the smash struck “Split,” reprising his acclaimed role of Kevin Crumb. He’s repped by UTA and United Realtors.

Hader can presently be seen on the HBO series “Barry, ” that was recently renewed for a second season. The film provides Hader, who’s best known for his comedic jobs on “Saturday Nights Live” and in “Trainwreck,” the opportunity to show his dramatic range, while also providing his comedic flare that the character Richie is well known for.

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