Sinister actor James Ransone has signed on to officially join the Losers’ Club in next year’s IT: Chapter Two as the adult version of Eddie Kaspbrak.
Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s IT was last year’s breakout hit, so it was no surprise when it was announced that the box office smash would be getting a sequel. We now know that the sequel will see us return to the fictional town of Derry, Maine, to reunite with the Losers’ Club around 27 years after their first encounter with Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise.
Naturally, with such an incredible child cast in the first film, fans have been eager to see what their adult counterparts will look like, with many drawing up their own lists of A-listers to take on the roles. So far, fans have had one of their wishes granted, as Jessica Chastain has been cast as the adult version of Beverly, who was played by Sophia Lillis in the first film – but taking the role of Eddie Kaspbrak over from Jack Dylan Grazer will be James Ransone, an actor that pretty much nobody had even considered. In saying this, however, we can clearly see the resemblance between the two:
According to Consequence of Sound, Ransone revealed the news of his casting via his private Twitter account, telling his followers that he would be joining the cast, while joking that they should keep it to themselves. The actor tweeted:
“Well, it’s official. I will have these very big small shoes to fill. Keep it to yourselves…”
Though Ransone and Chastain are the only Losers to be confirmed so far, there has been a lot of talk of James McAvoy and Bill Hader being in talks to join in the roles of Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher) and Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard) respectively, but nothing has been confirmed.
Production is expected to begin on the sequel this summer, so it shouldn’t be long until we find out the identity of the other cast members, as the roles of Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), Stan Uris (Wyatt Oleff) and Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor) have yet to be talked about.
IT: Chapter Two is set for release on September 6th, 2019.