To round out the last of today’s updates, I’ve added a handful of recent photos of Jay filming IT: Chapter Two, to the gallery. Big thanks to my friend Luciana for some of these. Enjoy!
The first footage from It: Chapter Two was shown at Comic-Con on Wednesday, a behind-the-scenes glimpse which provided fans with their fist look at the adult versions of the Losers’ Club.
The second part of the blockbuster film adaptation of the Stephen King classic only started shooting a few weeks ago in Toronto so it was too early in the sequel’s production to show too much of what they’re working on.
A behind-the-scenes featurette anchored by director Andy Muschietti revealed James McAvoy as Bill, Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Jay Ryan as Ben, James Ransone as Eddie, and Andy Bean as Stanley.
There were on-set virgnettes of the actors filming various shots, as well as glimpses of Bill Skarsgård back as the monstrous demon clown Pennywise.
While there was nothing truly revealing or scary shown — and almost all of the footage was of the filming of scenes rather than the scenes themselves — the footage did show the adult Losers’ Club reuniting at a restaurant years after the events of Chapter One. Hader’s Richie asks the group, knowingly, what they’d like to talk about …
There was also some footage from the first It featuring the younger members of the Losers Club: Jaeden Lieberher as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie.
The It: Chapter Two presentation was part of New Line Cinema’s “ScareDiego” panel touting their upcoming horror slate, which included The Nun and The Curse of La Llorona.
It: Chapter Two scares its way into theaters September 6, 2019.
Principal photography has begun on It Chapter Two, with New Zealand actor Jay Ryan taking his place among the sequel’s cast.
Ryan will be playing the part of the adult version of Ben.
The first part of the film was one of 2017’s biggest films, grossing over $700 million globally, and also the highest-grossing horror film of all time.
Bill Skarsgard will return as the evil clown Pennywise.
Ryan will join a cast of well-known actors to play the adult version of The Losers’ Club, first seen in the first part of the adaptation of Stephen King’s seminal book.
Ryan will be joining the likes of Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, Bill Hader, and Andy Bean in the sequel to the massively popular It.
Jay Ryan has been cast as the adult version of Ben Hanscom in New Line Cinema’s It: Chapter 2. The younger version of this character was played by actor Jeremy Ray Taylor in It.
The actor can be seen on the eOne/Hulu rights-to-die drama series Mary Kills People, the second season of which premiered this month. A New Zealand native, Ryan first broke through on stage with his one person show The Packer in which he played eight characters. The piece played to raves at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where reviewers likened his performance to a live stage version of Trainspotting re-situated in New Zealand. Ryan then went on to play Mark Mitcham, the crafty son of a drug lord in the Golden Globe-and-Emmy Award-winning BBC/Sundance Channel miniseries Top of the Lake for directors Jane Campion and Garth Davis. That same year, the actor was cast as the titular lead in the CW’s award-winning sci-fi series Beauty and the Beast
Ryan is repped by United Talent Agency, Management 360 and Ziffren Brittenham. His Australian agent is Independent Artists.
The sequel to 2017’s record breaking horror movie ‘IT’ is set to hit cinemas in 2019 but who will be playing the adult versions of the kids in the Losers’ Club?
1. Who will play adult Bill in ‘IT: Chapter 2’?
Bill was played by Jaeden Lieberher in 2017’s ‘IT’ and will be portrayed by James McAvoy in the sequel.
2. Who will play adult Beverly in ‘IT: Chapter 2’?
Beverly was played by Sophia Lillis in 2017’s ‘IT’ and will be portrayed by Jessica Chastain in the sequel.
3. Who will play adult Richie in ‘IT: Chapter 2’?
Richie was played by Finn Wolfhard in 2017’s ‘IT’ and will be portrayed by Bill Hader in the sequel.
4. Who will play adult Eddie in ‘IT: Chapter 2’?
Eddie was played by Jack Dylan Grazer in 2017’s ‘IT’ and will be portrayed by James Ransone in the sequel.
5. Who will play adult Mike in ‘IT: Chapter 2’?
Mike was played by Chosen Jacobs in 2017’s ‘IT’ and will be portrayed by Isaiah Mustafa in the sequel.
6. Who will play adult Stanley in ‘IT: Chapter 2’?
Stanley was played by Wyatt Oleff in 2017’s ‘IT’ and will be portrayed by Andy Bean in the sequel.
7. Who will play adult Ben in ‘IT: Chapter 2’?
Ben was played by Jeremy Ray Taylor in 2017’s ‘IT’ and will be portrayed by Jay Ryan in the sequel.
8. Who will play adult Henry in ‘IT: Chapter 2’?
Ben was played by Nicholas Hamilton in 2017’s ‘IT’ and will be portrayed by Teach Grant in the sequel.