Published On: Fri, Jun 3rd, 2016

Bill Skarsgård cast as Pennywise in ‘It’ 2017 film

Warner Bros has been trying to remake Stephen King‘s It for years now and Mama director Andrés Muschietti replaced Cary Fukunaga, who had left over creative differences with the studio. Now the casting news of Bill Skarsgård as the evil Pennywise will get fans optimistic.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that  the Hemlock Grove star Skarsgard is in final negotiations to join the project as the iconic evil clown Pennywise. The film’s cast already includes St. Vincent actor Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor.

Skarsgard is the son of actor Stellan Skarsgard and the brother Alexander Skarsgard. Bill has appeared in the Netflix horror television series Hemlock Grove as well as Divergent series films Allegiant and the upcoming Ascendant.


The plan is still to film the adaptation in two parts, with the first movie telling the kids’ story and the second movie jumping to the story of them as adults.

The new version was written by Gary Doberman with Muschietti. Producer Roy Lee has promised the new films will have an R-rating.

Full story: In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind torn body parts/remains. Soon afterwards, in a place known as ‘The Barrens’, a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with a clown called Pennywise, which they all share, but one kid, Bill Denborough, has a more personal vendetta with the clown. 27 years after their last encounter together with Pennywise, the ‘Losers Club’ has regrouped from their successful lives and businesses by Mike Hanlon,the only member of the Losers Club that stayed in Derry, because IT has returned, and kids are disappearing again. The only problem is that they have all forgotten what occurred that summer. But through a blood oath, they return. It’s up to The Lucky Seven to regain their memories, to think of the key to killing Pennywise, and to stay alive long enough to end his tyranny but to also realise what brought them together in the first place. (IMDB)

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  3. Bookworm says:

    No. Say it isn’t so why do they keep insisting on ruining Stephen King books. Meant to be read not turned into movies. Especially one that wrecks the continuity of the story. It’s not a kids then adult book it’s a blend of what’s happening to adults versus what did we do as kids. Telling it separately is wacked.

    • Rhonda says:

      This movie is a flashback and flashforward movie which confuses people who have never read the book and ruins the movie for those of us who have.

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