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June 02, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

It

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
run date
11/18/90-11/20/90
performer
Dennis Christopher, Tim Curry, Annette O'Toole, Richard Thomas, John Ritter, Seth Green, Harry Anderson, Tim Reid
director
Tommy Lee Wallace
distributor
ABC
genre
Mystery and Thriller

It has found its Pennywise — again. Hemlock Grove star Bill Skarsgard is in final negotiations to fill the the frightening clown shoes in New Line’s two-movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, EW confirmed.

Director Andy Muschietti (Mama) is also close to adding Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent), Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor to the horror project to fill out The Losers’ Club — the central group of friends in the story.

New Line and parent company Warner Bros. set Part 1 of It to arrive September 2017. King’s book follows the Club as children, battling a mysterious being known as “It” that takes the physical form of Pennywise. It also tracks the group as adults, when the clown seems to have reappeared.

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True Detective helmer Cary Fukunaga was originally on board last year, with Will Poulter cast as Pennywise. Fukunaga dropped out in May 2015 due to script and budget concerns, indefinitely delaying the project.

Pennywise was cemented as his frightening self with Tim Curry’s turn in the 1990 miniseries.

Bill Skarsgard is the son of Good Will Hunting star Stellan Skarsgard and the brother of True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard. Besides Hemlock Grove, he’s also appeared in the Swedish dramedy Simple Simon and World War II drama Simon & the Oaks.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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