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“IT” Film Adaptation lures in Full Cast, “HEMLOCK GROVE” Actor as Pennywise

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After years of development, it finally seems as if the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s IT is finally going forward, complete with MAMA director Andy Muschietti behind the camera. However, the one big question on everybody’s mind is who will step in as the terrifying Pennywise, last portrayed in an unforgettable turn by Tim Curry in Tommy Lee Wallace’s mini-series adaptation. And now, horror fans have their answer, as actor Bill Skarsgaard will be donning the clown make-up to play the shapeshifting personification of evil, as per The Hollywood Reporter.

As stated in the report, the HEMLOCK GROVE actor will appear in both films in this two-part adaptation, with co-stars Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor rounding out the first film’s young cast. Filming is expected to commence this summer, with a September 2017 release date already set by New Line Cinema.  Stay tuned for more information on Andy Muschietti’s IT here at FANGORIA.com!

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Ken W. Hanley

Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.

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