According to Variety, Jessica Chastain is currently in talks to star in New Line Cinema and Andy Muschietti’s IT sequel as the adult version of Beverly.
Variety stresses that a deal hasn’t been made yet, although official discussions have begun and Chastain is interested in the project. Beverly was played by Sophia Lillis in the first chapter of Stephen King’s horror and is expected to return in the sequel through flashbacks. Bill Skarsgard is also expected to return as the terrifying Pennywise.
The IT sequel will land on Sept. 6, 2019, with production expected to start this summer.