Joining the club
The gang’s all here. With the seventh member of the Losers’ Club added to the cast of It: Chapter Two, that gives us each of the adult versions of the kids who faced down Pennywise in last year’s adaptation of Stephen King’s killer-clown classic. Here’s a look at who’s all grown up. (Updated June 9, 2018.)
Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon
The final grown-up Loser for It: Chapter Two has been found. Isaiah Mustafa will play the part of Mike Hanlon, the member of the group who stayed behind in Derry, Maine, to keep watch in case the shape-shifting evil presence known as Pennywise ever returned. Director Andy Muschietti says the sequel will part ways with King’s book, with Hanlon suffering from drug addiction as a way of coping with his ongoing research into the monster’s history. The news was announced on the Instagram page of Chosen Jacobs, who played young Mike in the first film.
Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom
Jay Ryan has the right stuff to play the grown-up version of the group’s New Kids on the Block aficionado and lonely Pennywise researcher. The New Zealand actor, best known for Top of the Lake and the Beauty & the Beast reboot TV series, has signed on to play the adult version of Jeremy Ray Taylor’s character in It: Chapter Two. In King’s novel, Ben grows up to shed his heft and becomes a successful architect. The “H” initial that bully Henry Bowers carved onto his stomach hasn’t faded, however, and neither has his long-ago crush on Beverly.
Andy Bean as Stan Uris
New Line confirms to EW that Allegiant and Power actor Andy Bean will portray Stan, who suffered the most perilous encounter with Pennywise in the original film, getting pulled face-first into the jaws of the fiend when it lured him away in the sewers. Picking up where Wyatt Oleff left off, Bean will look to capture Stan’s extreme reluctance to return to Derry.
James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak
The actor known as Ziggy Sobotka on The Wire is no stranger to horror, having played the curious deputy in Sinister and Sinister 2. Now Ransone will be costarring as Eddie Kaspbrak, the hypochondriac with the overbearing mother, originated by Jack Dylan Grazer.
Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh
Chastain, who previously worked with Muschietti on the 2013 horror film Mama, will take over the role from Sophia Lillis, playing Bev as an adult in an abusive relationship who breaks free to reunite with her old friends in Derry.
James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough
“Stuttering Bill” will be played by the X-Men star, who inherits the role of the leader of the Losers from Jaeden Lieberher. In King’s book, Denbrough has grown up to be a successful novelist.
Bill Hader as Richie Tozier
The Barry and Saturday Night Live alum will play inveterate jokester Richie “Trashmouth” Tozier, a part played in the original by Finn Wolfhard. In King’s book, Tozier became a comedic radio DJ in Beverly Hills.
Finally, Bill Skarsgård will return as Pennywise the Dancing Clown — the favorite form of the shapeless evil that feeds off fear and lives in the catacombs beneath Derry. Here’s a story about how the clown continued to haunt Skarsgård’s dreams after filming was complete.