Variety has confirmed that Teach Grant has been cast in the grown-up version of the horror feature.
Grant is set to play Henry Bowers who was portrayed by Nicholas Hamilton in the first movie. He joins Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader, who play Beverly, Bill, and Richie, respectively, in the sequel. Returning as Pennywise is Bill Skarsgard.
The sequel to Stephen King’s novel adaptation is directed by Andy Muschietti from a script by Gary Dauberman. Production is expected to start this summer.
The first film followed a group of children terrorized by Pennywise the Clown and the sequel will follow the same characters, now adults as they return to their hometown to face Pennywise once again.
The first film was a blockbuster hit, grossing $700 million worldwide.
It: Chapter 2 is scheduled for a 2019 fall release.