IT:Chapter 2 has completed casting of adult version of the Loser Club. This highly anticipated cast has slowly been adding the adult actors to the roster. Fan casting probably never even thought of the latest addition: The Old Spice Guy!
Isaiah Mustafa, best known as the Old Spice Guy, will play adult Mike Hanlon. Mustafa is currently staring in Freeform’s Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments. News of Mustafa’s casting first appeared on Chosen Jacobs‘ (young Mike Hanlon) Instagram.
New Zealand actor Jay Ryan will play adult Ben Hanscom. Ryan is best known for portraying Alstair in the CW’s Beauty and the Beast.
This rounds out the cast that includes, Jessica Chastain (Beverly), James McAvoy (Bill), Bill Hader (Richie), Andy Bean (Stanley), James Ransone (Eddie) and Bill Skarsgard, returning as Pennywise the Clown.
So what’s in store for our gang this time around? The first movie, It, focused on the Loser Club as pre-teens as they dealt with a myth coming to life. Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a shapeshifter emerges every 27 years to feed on children. The Loser’s Club was able to send Pennywise away, but did not destroy it. It: Chapter 2 will pick up 27 years after the first movie, when the Loser’s Club have all grown up and return to Derry to deal with Pennywise once and for all.
What do you think? Did casting get it right?
It: Chapter 2 is set to be released on September 6, 2019.