Jessica Chastain in talks to join It: Chapter Two

It: Chapter Two - Jessica Chastain

So it looks as if Jessica Chastain is ready to float too. The Oscar-nominated actress is currently in negotiations to star in It: Chapter Two as the adult version of Beverly. Although the young actress who played Beverly looks more like Amy Adams than Jessica Chastain, Chastain’s name has been linked to the sequel since It‘s massive opening weekend. Which isn’t surprising since Chastain has worked with Andy Muschietti before on Mama. Not to mention, rumors started spreading that she would show up in a post-credits scene as Beverly. As everyone found out, that was never the case.

Despite the speculation, New Line and Chastain weren’t in official talks until recently. Variety‘s sources stress that negotiations are still early. However, both sides have officially begun discussing her coming on-board for the project. Unsurprisingly, New Line sees It: Chapter Two as a big priority after its record-breaking run.

It: Chapter One - Sophia Lillis

To those unaware, It follows the first half of the Stephen King novel. It: Chapter Two will tell the second half of the novel. The film will follow the Losers Club as they return to Derry 27 years after the events of the first film. This will fulfill the blood oath that they did at the end of Chapter One.

If Chastain joins the project, she would be the first big name to attach themselves to the sequel. But don’t worry, the Muschiettis said that they hope to bring back the original’s young stars in flashback scenes. Filming for It: Chapter Two begins this summer.

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It: Chapter Two hits theaters on September 6, 2019.

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