Variety is reporting that Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner) is currently in negotiations to play Pennywise the clown in the upcoming two-part remake of Stephen King’s IT.
It the novel, follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by the eponymous being, which exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey. “It” primarily appears in the form of a clown in order to attract its preferred prey of young children. The novel is told through narratives alternating between two time periods telling the story of each character as a child and now as an adult.
Cary Fukunaga, the Emmy-winning director behind the first season of HBO’s True Detective, is directing and co-wrote the screenplay with Chase Palmer and David Kajganich. Dan Lin, David Katzenberg, Doug Davison and Seth Grahame-Smith are aboard as producers.
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