Bill Skarsgård cast as Pennywise in It remake

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Bill Skarsgård has been cast as Pennywise in the remake of Stephen King’s It.

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Bill Skarsgård

Sources informed Variety that the Divergent actor is the “top choice” to play the demented, dancing clown. Will Poulter of The Maze Runner was initially going to play Pennywise, but stepped down because of scheduling conflicts.

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Pennywise was previously portrayed by an unrecognizable Tim Curry in the 1990 It miniseries. Curry made every 90s child afraid of clowns, as well as balloons. Will Skarsgård terrorize another generation?

It hits theaters on September 8, 2017.

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Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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