Since the sequel to It was announced, fans (as well as the young cast) have been speculating who would be playing the adult versions of the kids that defeated Pennywise. One name that has come up a lot has been Jessica Chastain for the older Beverly, and it seems the actress is a fan of the idea.
Speaking to ScreenRant, Chastain admitted that she would love to join the It sequel. One selling point is that it would reunite her with the brother/sister team of Andy and Barbara Muschietti, who directed and produced the first film.
Chastain explained: “Well, I love Andy and Barbara. I worked with them on Andy’s directorial debut, you know, his film, Mama. His first film. And you know, Barbara is one of my best friends. Listen, of course, I want to work … they’re my friends. They’re like my family. Anything that they’re doing I want to be a part of, so I hope we can make it happen.”
The first feature film directed by Andy Muschietti was Mama, written by both siblings, and starring Chastain alongside Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The film was met with critical and box office success, as was the only feature film directed by Muschietti prior to being hired for It.