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New Actor in Consideration to Play Pennywise in Upcoming IT Adaptation

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We perviously announced that Will Poulter would not portray the titular character in the remake of Stephen King’s It as originally planned. He reportedly had to drop out of the project as a result of a scheduling conflict. Today brings news that there are a series of actors in consideration for the role, some of whom have even partaken in makeup tests. BD reports that Kirk Acevedo (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Oz pictured below) is currently among those in consideration for the part. While a lot of fans seem to be disappointed that Will Poulter has bowed out, Acevedo could very well be a great choice to fill Tim Curry’s shoes.

What we know thus far is that the project will shoot between July 7th and September 6th in Canada. We also know that the producers are targeting an R-rating! The creative team’s intent is to stay as close to the source material as possible. We previously reported that the California Tax Credit would be utilized by the production. So, while there are plans to shoot in Canada, it is expected that at least part of the feature will lens in CA. It has been a long road to get this project ready to go before cameras but the redux is now moving full steam ahead.

Original director Cary Fukunaga departed the It remake over budgetary disagreements with the studio. Andrés Muschietti (Mama) is now set to helm the forthcoming adaptation of the Stephen King tome. Gary Doberman wrote the most recent draft of the script with Muschietti. The film is currently targeting a September 8, 2017 release date.

The 1991 television miniseries and the forthcoming remake are both based on the Stephen King tome of the same name. No additional details on the upcoming project are available at this time but stay tuned to the site in the coming months and we will keep you apprised as more news is announced.

Kirk Acevedo, IT

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dogs, and cat hat(s).
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