Teach Grant cast as adult Henry Bowers in IT: Chapter 2
Following the recent announcement that Xavier Dolan and Will Beinbrink have joined the cast of IT: Chapter Two, Variety is reporting that Teach Grant (Altered Carbon, Damnation) will star in the sequel as adult Henry Bowers, the vicious bully and antagonist from the first film who was originally played by Nicholas Hamilton and tumbled down a hole in the first film. Jess Weixler (The Son, Chained for Life) has also been cast as Bill‚Äôs wife.
The main cast of¬†IT: Chapter 2¬†stars 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,¬†Isaiah Mustafa¬†as Mike, 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.