New It: Chapter Two Cast Additions Confirm Plot Details

The sequel to 2017 horror masterpiece It is looming closer, and the casting department has added two new names that could really bolster the macabre story.

The filming of It: Chapter Two has already begun, and with it comes news that Xavier Dolan (The Death and Life of John F. Donovan) and Will Beinbrink (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) have accepted supporting roles, per Deadline. The two join James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jay Ryan, Isaiah Mustafa, and, of course, Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise.

In accordance with Stephen King’s novel, the second half of this two-part series will tell the story of the members of the Losers’ Club when they are grown adults and must face Pennywise the Dancing Clown once more. The director of both films, Andy Muschietti, received widespread acclaim for skillfully merging horror and drama with the first chapter. Or, more precisely, he created a horror film that also delved into the issues of domestic violence, race, bullying, and coming-of-age struggles.

Dolan will play the role of Adrian Mellon, a gay man that lives in Derry. In the book, the town is far from inclusive towards homosexuals, and he suffers amidst the intolerance. Dolan has an encounter with Pennywise, too, but it is unclear how the theatrical version will play out.

Beinbrink, on the other hand, will play Tom Rogan, the husband of Beverly (Chastain). Rogan is an abusive man, much like his wife’s father, whose actions during the first film were often as bone-chilling as the clown’s. We can expect his character to be following a similar arc as in the novel, too, because of the first entry’s focus on Beverly’s experience. Considering their prior work, Dolan and Beinbrink are more than up to the task of helping flesh out a sequel that aims to achieve at least as highly as the first.

Find out if Pennywise will have the last laugh when It: Chapter Two hits theaters September 2019.

Featured Image: Jaeden Lieberher and Sophia Lillis in It. Courtesy: Warner Bros. Pictures

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