It looks like Eric Northman’s little brother is about to tackle his most prolific role yet.
With the departure of Cary Fukunaga, New Line Cinema is on the fast track to get production going on their big-screen adaptation of the Stephen King novel It.
The novel focuses on six childhood friends who as kids defeated an monstrous force who disguised himself as a clown named Pennywise. Thirty years later, the friends reunite and learn that Pennywise is back and the now adult friends must find a way to once again stop the evil clown.
With Mama‘s Andy Muschietti now onboard as director, this led to the departure of Will Poulter, who was originally cast as the evil Pennywise the Clown, a role made iconic by Tim Curry in ABC’s made-for-TV mini-series back in 1990. A replacement has emerged in the form of Bill Skarsgard.
The 25-year old Swedish-born Skarsgard is best known for his role as Roman Godfrey in the Netflix original horror series Hemlock Grove. Skarsgard is the younger brother of True Blood and Legend of Tarzan star Alexander Skarsgard. His father is famed Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard.
Aside from Skarsgard, the child versions of the lead characters have been cast and will be played by Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor.
It is scheduled for a Septemer 2017 release date.