They defeated It when they were kids, but the Losers' Club will have to face the ancient entity again as adults. Taking place 27 years after the events of the 1989-set IT movie that rocked the worldwide box office last year, the second IT movie, also known as IT: Chapter Two, is taking the first steps in the casting process for the anticipated adult versions of the Losers' Club. 

Variety reports that Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game, Mama, Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar) is in early negotiations to play Beverly Marsh in the IT sequel. While a deal has yet to be finalized, this report confirms the speculations that Chastain would at the very least be sought for the role of Beverly. The renowned actress previously worked with IT director Andy Muschietti on the 2013 movie Mama, and Muschietti has expressed interest in bringing her on board for part two of the adaptation of Stephen King's epic 1986 novel.

Beverly, or "Bev," was played by Sophia Lillis in a standout turn in 2017's IT movie, turning in a poignant performance of a teenager navigating the stormy waters of first loves and an abusive home life that's just as haunting as the killer clown stalking her and her outcast friends in the small town of Derry.

Gary Dauberman, who worked on the screenplay for the first IT movie and who is also writing the screenplay for an Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie, is writing the screenplay for New Line Cinema's IT: Chapter Two, which is slated for a September 6th, 2019 release from Warner Bros.

Bill Skarsgård is expected to reprise his role as Pennywise in the sequel, and there could potentially be flashback scenes with the young cast of the first movie, although that has yet to be officially confirmed.

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more casting news is announced. In the meantime, who do you think should be cast as the other adult versions of the Losers' Club? Let us know in the comments below and stay away from those storm drains!

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