James McAvoy Confirms It: Chapter 2 Has Begun Filming

Lawrence Kim
June 21, 2018

Other actors appearing in the film are Jessica Chastain as Beverly, James Ransone as Eddie, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Jay Ryan as Ben, Andy Bean as Stanley and Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise.

Star James McAvoy has now commemorated Day 1 of filming on Chapter 2 by posting a pun that's literally cheesy - courtesy of catering - with a pack of Laughing Cow cheese, which plays on the homophones of "dairy" and the story's ME small-town setting of "Derry". Indeed, McAvoy-who plays the adult version of Bill Denbrough-has taken to Instagram to mark the first day of filming on the horror sequel by holding up a block of cheese to stand in for the film's setting of Derry, Maine.

Bill Skarsgard, who will also be seen later this summer in Hulu's Stephen King-based Castle Rock series, will of course return as the terrifying Pennywise, and he's especially thrilled about the way the adult cast is coming together. Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema fast-tracked the sequel, and it will hit theaters in September of 2019.

That doesn't mean a great deal to anyone now, but it will by the time the release date rolls around, we hope. Maybe there will be some product placement in the movie where Pennywise the Dancing Clown turns into Pennywise the Laughing Cow. Skarsgård revealed in an interview with Den of Geek that they would be starting filming some weeks back.

"I think [the Losers' Club cast] start in July".

Exactly what he is doing to get back into the swing of playing an horrific clown that torments kids is anybody's guess. "I'm sort of in the mindset and we're gearing up for it".

"So, we're having fun with it and we're figuring out what we're going to bring to the table for part two. But I'm looking forward to it". So it's going to be a different experience for sure.

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