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18th of July 2018

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Jay Ryan begins work on It, Chapter Two

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.

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.

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Among those acting alongside Ryan will be Bill Skarsgård, who's back as Pennywise. James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone and Andy Bean.

Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are 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.

Production will take place in Toronto, Canada.

It Chapter Two is set to open in New Zealand on September 5, 2019.

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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.

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