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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.
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