“IT: Chapter Two” has yet another new casting announcement. Andy Bean will play the adult version of Stanley Uris.
Yesterday, New Line confirmed that James Ransone had joined the cast as Eddie Kaspbrak. Now, Bean takes on the role of Stan. Both actors join Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader. This leaves only the roles of Mike Hanlon and Ben Hanscom unfilled.
Wyatt Oleff played the younger Stan Uris in the first film. Stan was one of the only Jewish kids in the town of Derry, Maine, which made him a frequent target of bully Henry Bower.
Andy Bean made his feature film debut in “Allegiant” in 2016. In just two short years, he starred in the TV series “Greg,” and scored a role in last year’s “Transformers: The Last Knight.” He recently appeared in the HBO series “Here and Now” with Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter.
“IT: Chapter One” was a monster hit last September when it debuted to both critical and commercial success. The film debuted with the highest September opening weekend ever. It is the highest grossing film for any film based on a work of Stephen King. And it is the highest grossing R-rated and supernatural horror film of all time. Produced with a budget of $35 million, the film went on to gross around $327M in the US, and an additional $373M internationally. In all, the film grossed about $700M worldwide.
The first film also launched the careers of its young stars. Following the success of “IT,” Bill Skarsgård was cast in “Castle Rock,” a new Hulu series based on the works of Stephen King. He will not, however, be playing Pennywise the Clown on the show. Chosen Jacobs, who played Mike Hanlon, is also bound for Castle Rock, Maine this summer.
“IT: Chapter Two” is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Gary Dauberman. Both worked on the first film. The story picks up some 27 years after the first. The novels took place in the 1950s and 80s, respectively. The films shifted the timeline so that the first was set in the 1980s and the second will take place in modern day.
Filming begins this summer, and the film will be out in September 2019.