THE BIG STORY:

24 Hours Toronto - - Entertainment - The boynextdoor leader of The Losers Club grows up to be­come a hor­ror au­thor. Hall would be per­fect for the role. We know he can nail charm­ing, brave and brood­ing, all at once. We know Peele has a love for hor­ror from be­hind the cam­era, but it would be aw

Dream Cast­ing: The It 2 Losers Club

Af­ter a $123 mil­lion dol­lar open­ing week­end, plus a moun­tain of killer re­views, you can guar­an­tee that any sec­ond now Warner Bros. is go­ing to an­nounce that an It se­quel has been green­lit. And rightly so. It’s com­mon knowl­edge that the adult sto­ry­line from Stephen King’s novel was left out of the film to pave the way for a se­quel, and blogs and so­cial me­dia are al­ready spec­u­lat­ing about who should play the seven mem­bers of The Losers Club in It2 , which will be set 27 years later. Nat­u­rally, I have to join the fray.

Here’s my wish list of 40-ishyear-old

Bev­erly – Jes­sica Chas­tain

Ok, I’m slightly bi­ased be­cause I’m ob­sessed with Jes­sica Chas­tain. But to por­tray the red-headed Bev­er­ley as a be­liev­able 40-ish fash­ion de­signer, with a solid sense of hu­mour, I say JC would nail the part.

Ben – Jerry O’Con­nell

As a child, he played the mem­o­rably awe­some chub­ster kid, Vern, in the Stand By Me crew. Since that film had an ob­vi­ous in­flu­ence on It, who’s bet­ter than thin adult Jerry to play the grown-up, skinny, ar­chi­tect ver­sion of Ben.

Richie – Bill Hader Ed­die – To­pher Grace

If a neu­rotic, un­in­ten­tion­ally funny sad sack is what’s needed for adult Ed­die, To­pher Grace can cer­tainly de­liver.

Stan­ley – Jessie Eisen­berg

If you’re fa­mil­iar with King’s It, you know that Stan­ley will have a small role in the se­quel. Cast­ing Eisen­berg as the sen­si­ble, Jewish ac­coun­tant would be an awe­some sur­prise.

FLICK HITS: Wiseau ap­proved

Not only was James Franco’s new bi­o­graph­i­cal-com­edy, The Dis­as­ter Artist, a sur­prise hit at

Michael C. Hall

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