IT- Adult Cast Suggestions

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Steffen

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The issue with the adult casting is the actors have to be pushing 40, so that narrows down the list quite a bit. Also, I'm thinking you want to cast someone who feasibly resembles the child actors.

Off the top of my head though:

James McAvoy - Bill Denbrough
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Ben Hanscom - Chris Pratt
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Jessica Chastain - Beverly Marsh
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Orlando Jones/Chiwetel Ejiofor - Mike Hanlon
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Seth Green (wouldn't it be awesome if they really did that!) - Ritchie Tozier
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Michael Stuhlbarg - Stan Uris
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Tobey Maguire - Eddie Kaspbrak (there was someone else I had in mind, but can't think of the actor's name right now)
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Doc Creed

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The issue with the adult casting is the actors have to be pushing 40, so that narrows down the list quite a bit. Also, I'm thinking you want to cast someone who feasibly resembles the child actors.

Off the top of my head though:

James McAvoy - Bill Denbrough
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Ben Hanscom - Chris Pratt
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Jessica Chastain - Beverly Marsh
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Orlando Jones/Chiwetel Ejiofor - Mike Hanlon
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Seth Green (wouldn't it be awesome if they really did that!) - Ritchie Tozier
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Michael Stuhlbarg - Stan Uris
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Tobey Maguire - Eddie Kaspbrak (there was someone else I had in mind, but can't think of the actor's name right now)
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Impeccable list...except for Richie Tozier. Sorry, nuh-uh, lol.
Jessica Chastain and Chris Pratt would demand too much money or would think horror too beneath them. Maybe not. I like those suggestions, though. My favorite is your James McAvoy suggestion. An inspired choice, I believe. Of course, he'd need to go bald (ish) for the role, but maybe the casting director won't be so literal.
 

Steffen

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I don't know anything Scoot McNairy was in so I can't say, Have you seen McAvoy in Split? He rocks the bald look.

Yeah, the suggestion for Tozier was just some fun stunt casting on my part. I don't know that many contemporary actors that I consider funny, so this one has me kinda stumped.

For Beverly, how about Chastain's less pretty but still fiery hot doppelgänger, Bryce Dallas Howard?
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Doc Creed

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I don't know anything Scoot McNairy was in so I can't say, Have you seen McAvoy in Split? He rocks the bald look.

Yeah, the suggestion for Tozier was just some fun stunt casting on my part. I don't know that many contemporary actors that I consider funny, so this one has me kinda stumped.

For Beverly, how about Chastain's less pretty but still fiery hot doppelgänger, Bryce Dallas Howard?
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She'd be perfect.
 

sjb12681

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Michael Cudlitz from walking dead as Ben seems right. Hes a touch older, but I think could play younger based on his other roles.

 

recitador

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i'm so bad at this type of question. also it's crazy to think of the choices a casting director has to make. so many who try out, so many good actors to choose from, and sometimes even an unknown can knock it out of the park, which makes the whole thing a crapshoot. i can't wait until we actually get some casting news though
 

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Impeccable list...except for Richie Tozier. Sorry, nuh-uh, lol.
Jessica Chastain and Chris Pratt would demand too much money or would think horror too beneath them. Maybe not. I like those suggestions, though. My favorite is your James McAvoy suggestion. An inspired choice, I believe. Of course, he'd need to go bald (ish) for the role, but maybe the casting director won't be so literal.

Chastain is friends with the director and was in his other film, Mama. She's posted more than one IT reference on Instagram so I'd say her chances are pretty good.