It Remake Finds Its Pennywise

Stephen King’s It remake has reportedly found its Pennywise in Divergent and Hemlock Grove actor Bill Skarsgard.

Sources have told Variety that Skarsgard is the “top choice” to play the evil, child-terrorizing clown in New Line’s upcoming adaptation.

hg-bill skarsgard Bill Skarsgard in Hemlock Grove

Maze Runner’s Will Poulter was originally set to star as Pennywise, but had to leave the project over conflicts in his schedule. The studio was said to also be considering an older actor for the part, with Hugo Weaving previously in contention. But ultimately the 25-year-old Skarsgard got the part.

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