A Naked Singularity adds Bill Skarsgard to cast
According to The Wrap, It star Bill Skarsgard has been tapped to join the cast of Scott Free Productions’ forthcoming film adaptation of A Naked Singularity. He joins previously announced cast members John Boyega (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) and Olivia Cooke (Modern Love). This project will be the second collaboration between Skarsgard and director Chase Palmer, who co-wrote the script for It.
Skarsgard gained worldwide recognition through his breakout role as the evil shape-shifting clown Pennywise in the 2017 horror film It, based on Stephen King’s iconic novel of the same name. He is set to reprise the role in the upcoming sequel It Chapter Two. Skarsgard’s other notable film credits include Atomic Blonde, Assassination Nation, Deadpool 2 and Villains.
Chase Palmer will sit in the director’s chair and help work on a script written by David Matthews (Vinyl). Scott Free Productions is producing the film with 3311 Productions and Tony Ganz.
Based on the novel of the same name from Sergio de la Pava, the film will follow the story Cast, a young public defender who begins to question everything after he loses a case and chooses to rob a $75 million drug deal from a client. The novel “explores the American criminal justice system,” and served as the debut novel for De La Pava, who has gone on to write “Personae,” “Lost Empress,” and the article “A Day’s Sail.”