Jessica Chastain “hopes” she will be cast as the older Beverly in the upcoming ‘IT’ sequel.Jessica Chastain would love to star as an older Beverly in the ‘IT’ sequel.
The 40-year-old actress has already worked with horror helmer Andres Muschietti on his directorial debut ‘Mama’, and following the success of his Stephen King adaptation, Chastain’s name has been thrown into the mix for the upcoming sequel.
Although no casting has yet to be announced, Chastain “hopes” it can happen and she gets to battle Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
Speaking to website ScreenRant, Chastain said: “Well, I love Andy and Barbara [Muschietti]. I worked with them on Andy’s directorial debut, you know, his film, ‘Mama’.
“His first film. And you know, Barbara is one of my best friends so … We’ll see … Listen, of course, I want to work on it … they’re my friends. They’re like my family. Anything that they’re doing I want to be a part of, so I hope we can make it happen.”
The hit re-imagining of the 1986 King novel follows a group of youngsters who are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against terrifying monster Pennywise.
The sequel moves the story on to when the brave friends have become adults and after they each see Pennywise again they realise they must return to Maine to fight the killer once more. The second film is slated for a September 2019 release.
Recently, Muschietti publicly stated he wants Chastain to play the older version of Beverly in the ‘IT’ sequel.The 44-year-old filmmaker said: “Jessica is an amazing actress and a very good friend and I would love her to play Beverly. She loves the movie and it feels like the planets are aligned in that sense, but we still have to make that happen.
“There are a lot of ideas for the rest of the cast that I’m playing with, but it’s a bit too premature to say those names right now.”‘IT’ – which stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise – is the highest grossing R-rated film of all-time surpassing the takings of ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Logan’.