Isaiah Mustafa cast as adult Mike Hanlon in IT: Chapter 2
The final member of the grown-up Losers Club has been revealed! Chosen Jacobs, the young actor that played Mike Hanlon in the first IT movie, has taken to Instagram to reveal that Isaiah Mustafa (widely known for the Old Spice commercials as well as Shadowhunters) will play the adult version of Mike in the upcoming IT: Chapter 2. Mustafa also confirmed the news this afternoon.
Mustafa joins a cast that includes James McAvoy (X-Men franchise, Split) as Bill, Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak, The Martian) as Beverly, Bill Hader (Barry, Trainwreck) as Richie, Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast) as Ben, James Ransone (Generation Kill) as Eddie, with Andy Bean (Here and Now) as Stanely Uris, and of course the return of Bill Skarsgård as the clown Pennywise.
The second part of IT is written by Gary Dauberman from the book by Stephen King, and will be directed once again by Andy Muschietti. The sequel will hit theaters on September 6, 2019.
IT debuted in September of last year to the tune of $123.1 million on opening weekend, the highest opening weekend ever for a September release, for a fall release, and for a horror movie. It clocked in just $9 million behind Deadpool for the second-highest opening for an R-rated movie. The film earned over $700 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing horror movie of all time.
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