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 Skarsg√•rd 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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