Ever since New Line announced that King's epic 1986 novel would be split into two parts, it has been obvious to most people, including director Andy Muschietti, that Chastain would be ideal to play the grown-up Bev, who returns to the town of Derry with her fellow Losers almost 27 years later to face the evil, shapeless presence they defeated as children. Sophia Lillis played the character in last year's movie, which became a surprise phenomenon. Chastain's name has always been linked to the sequel, but talks between the actress and the studio didn't officially begin until a few weeks ago. Bill Skarsgård is expected to return as the clown Pennywise for the sequel.
After last September's It blew past expectations and earned $700 million at the box office, New Line fast tracked It: Chapter Two for a Sept. 6, 2019 release date. Stay tuned as more details on this project come out. Do you agree with Chastain's casting, or did you have another actress in mind to play Beverly?
Chastain has been linked to the second installment since the first one opened. Since the release of It, Chastain has been coy about joining the sequel in interviews and in social media, as seen in the below Tweet of support for the film before its release. Variety's sources stress that negotiations between Warner Bros. and the actress are still in the early stages, but with the director, the studio, and the star all keen on coming to an agreement, this one's looking like a lock.
Muschietti and her have a mutual admiration ever since the two worked together on the horror hit Mama.
Those who know King's book are aware that although Beverly survived her first encounter with Pennywise, and her abusive father, she carries with her deep, invisible wounds that have led her to another toxic relationship.