Jessica Chastain has officially wrapped filming on IT: Chapter 2, as evidenced by a new bloody set photo from Andres Muschietti, who made the announcement. As soon as it was revealed that the sequel was going to take place with the adult Losers’ Club, fans immediately thought that Chastain would make the perfect adult Beverly, and after months of rumors and whispers, it was confirmed that she was taking on the role to work with Muschietti again. Production on IT 2 started earlier this summer, and it appears that the whole project could be getting close to wrapping.
In the set photo from IT 2 that Andres Muschietti shared, Jessica Chastain can be seen covered in fake blood and hugging the director with a huge smile on her face as Muschietti looks lovingly annoyed. The director announced that Chastain is “wrapped, but not forgotten,” in the caption of the picture. Muschietti and Chastain previously worked on 2013’s Mama.
She’s not the only actress tasked with playing Beverly Marsh, of course, as Sophia Lillis is expected to reprise her role as the young Bev during the inevitable flashback scenes.
It’s all part of Andy Muschietti’s strategy to honor the original Stephen King novel, which itself spanned across two different eras as the Losers fought off Pennywise the Dancing Clown, eater of worlds and destroyer of dreams.
27 years after the original reign of terror, Pennywise has returned to feast on the helpless children of Derry, Maine once more. His second coming is enough to place the Losers Club on red alert, too, who return to their hometown to honor that unforgettable blood pact. And that’s where It: Chapter Two begins.
Source: Andy Muschietti