The two-part “IT” remake has its new Pennywise!Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
The long-mooted feature-film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT is getting ready to roll this summer for New Line Cinema, and the most crucial role has now been cast.
Variety reports that Will Poulter will step into the oversized shoes of Pennywise, the evil clown who terrorizes the story’s heroes both in their childhood and when they’re adults. TRUE DETECTIVE’s Cary Fukunaga will direct the pair of features (which will be split between the characters’ two ages) from a script he wrote with Chase Palmer; Fukunaga has vowed that the film will remain true to the spirit of King’s novel while granting it a new look. Though just 22, Poulter reportedly impressed Fukunaga with his audition, and also in his villainous role in the upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio film THE REVENANT. Tim Curry, of course, previously played Pennywise in the 1990 TV miniseries version of IT.