Fans familiar with Stephen King's IT know that an integral component of the narrative is seeing how the story unfolds across two timelines, with adult characters recalling the events they experienced as kids when facing Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Following the announcement of the young actors playing the lead roles, fans wondered which adult actors could portray the characters in the secondary timeline, with one fan compiling footage from various movies to create the above concept trailer.
The selected cast was compiled based on who the young actors have said they'd like to see play the older versions of their characters, with the YouTuber, P.Parker calling the roster his "Dream Cast."
The chosen actors are as follows:
- Jessica Chastain is Beverly
- Patrick Wilson is Bill
- Chris Pratt is Ben
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Stanley
- Bill Hader is Richie
- Jake Gyllenhaal is Eddie
- Chiwetel Ejiofor is Mike
The main differences from the above list and who the young stars picked to play their characters is Jaeden Lieberher, who plays Bill, has suggested Christian Bale for his role with Chosen Jacobs, who plays Mike, regularly expressing that he'd like to see Chadwick Boseman take the part.
What makes the above edit so effective is that it appears as though the compiled footage comes from movies featuring horrifying subject matter, allowing the reel to highlight the actors appearing in terrifying situations.
We might have to wait a few more months before a cast is officially announced, but with filming reportedly beginning this summer, we may actually learn details sooner rather than later.
Sophia Lillis, who plays Beverly in IT, has regularly shared that she'd like Chastain
Stay tuned for details about who lands roles in the upcoming film.
Fans can see the second chapter of IT when it lands in theaters on September 6, 2019.
Would you see the film featuring the above cast or would you rather the filmmakers go with lesser-known actors? Let us know in the comments below!
[H/T YouTube, P.Parker]