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It Sequel Casts Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom

They defeated It when they were kids, but the Losers' Club will have to face the ancient entity again as adults in It: Chapter Two, and now we know who will play the adult version of Ben Hanscom in the anticipated sequel.

Variety reports that Jay Ryan (pictured above in The CW's Beauty & the Beast TV series) will play Ben Hanscom in the It: Chapter Two. The teenage version of the character was played by Jeremy Ray Taylor in 2017's It (with John Ritter playing the adult version of the character in 1990's It miniseries).

Set nearly three decades after the 1989-set It movie and based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the sequel is expected to begin filming this summer in Toronto, with Andy Muschietti returning as director.

A story of strong friendships, strained families, and unimaginable horrors, It (2017) follows a young group of outcasts
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Casting Update for the It Sequel

They defeated It when they were kids, but the Losers' Club will have to face the ancient entity again as adults in It: Chapter Two, and two more names have now been added to the sequel's casting ranks.

New Line confirmed to EW that James Ransone will play Eddie Kaspbrak in the It sequel, while Variety reports that Andy Bean is "set to play" Stanley Uris in Chapter Two, a report that was also confirmed to EW by New Line.

Set nearly three decades after the 1989-set It movie and based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the sequel is expected to begin filming this summer in Toronto, with Andy Muschietti returning as director.

A story of strong friendships, strained families, and unimaginable horrors, It (2017) follows a young group of outcasts known as the Losers' Club as they team up to face a manipulative force known as
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Veteran Warner Bros Executive Veronika Kwan Vandenberg Steps Down After 30 Years

Veteran Warner Bros Executive Veronika Kwan Vandenberg Steps Down After 30 Years
Veteran Warner Bros. Pictures executive Veronika Kwan Vandenberg is stepping down as president of international distribution, the studio announced Monday.

She’ll transition to an advisory role before leaving the lot at the end of the year. Her successor is Tom Molter, who currently serves as Evp in international.

Kwan Vandenberg’s move continues an old-guard exodus like that of former marketing honcho Sue Kroll and, before her, Greg Silverman.

Also Read: Former Warner Bros Exec Sue Kroll Launches Own Production Banner on Studio Lot

Several leadership changes have come with news of her departure. They are as follows, according to a memo sent to studio employees obtained by TheWrap:

Jim Wuthrich has been named President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment and Games, with full oversight of those businesses. Jim will report to Ron Sanders and work closely with Blair Rich who oversees home entertainment marketing of new theatrical releases.
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Bill Skarsgård Makes ‘Deadpool 2’ Debut: ‘It’ Actor Confirmed as X-Force Mutant Zeitgeist — First Look

Bill Skarsgård Makes ‘Deadpool 2’ Debut: ‘It’ Actor Confirmed as X-Force Mutant Zeitgeist — First Look
Despite releasing numerous trailers over the last couple of months, it appears there are still surprises to learn about “Deadpool 2.” Eagle-eyed viewers spotted “It” star Bill Skarsgård in a quick shot from the film’s March trailer, which prompted numerous questions about who exactly the man behind Pennywise was playing in the sequel. “Deadpool” has finally confirmed Skarsgård will be a member of the X-Force team and play the mutant Zeitgeist.

Zeitgeist was created by Peter Milligan and artist Mike Allred and first appeared in “X-Force #116.” The mutant’s real name is Axel Cluney and his power is the ability to spew acidic vomit from his mouth. The character is known for wearing a mouth guard, although the first photo of Skarsgård in character doesn’t include one. A caption for the photo reads: “Watch out for Zeitgeist’s acid breath!”

The reveal about Skarsgård was found on the
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Naomi Watts, Sophia Lillis to Star in Claire McCarthy’s ‘Burning Season’

Naomi Watts, Sophia Lillis to Star in Claire McCarthy’s ‘Burning Season’
Naomi Watts and “It” star Sophia Lillis, who appears in the forthcoming “Sharp Objects” and “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase,” will head the cast of Claire McCarthy’s movie “Burning Season,” with London-based HanWay Films on board as sales agent. Watts, who recently starred in McCarthy’s “Ophelia,” will also executive produce. HanWay will introduce the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

Adapted for the screen by writer/producer Jenny Halper, based on Laura Van Den Berg’s short story “What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us,” the film sets a complicated mother-daughter relationship against the dramatic landscape of Madagascar, an island where nearly all the species are indigenous, and many are endangered.

The film centers on primatologist June Engle, played by Watts, who has returned to a drought-stricken region of Madagascar in search of endangered species. Dragged along for the adventure
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Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ in Development at New Line

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Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ in Development at New Line
Post “It,” New Line is staying in the Stephen King business and putting the author’s 1979 novel “The Long Walk,” into active development, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Screenwriter James Vanderbilt has written the script to adapt the book. King originally wrote the novel under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.

Vanderbilt will also produce the adaptation with Bradley Fischer and William Sherak via their Mythology Entertainment banner. Tracey Nyberg will exec produce.

“The Long Walk” is set in a future dystopian America and follows the contestants of a grueling walking contest, held annually by the totalitarian government of the United States of America. Contestants must maintain a pace of four miles per hour, and if they drop below it they will be executed — the race ends when only one contestant is alive.
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New ‘Nancy Drew’ Movie Coming Starring ‘It’ Actress Sophia Lillis

New ‘Nancy Drew’ Movie Coming Starring ‘It’ Actress Sophia Lillis
16-year-old actress Sophia Lillis broke out last year with her starring role as Beverly Marsh in the mega-hit film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, and now she’ll be playing an even more high profile literary character. A new report says that Lillis has been cast as the title role in a new Nancy Drew movie […]

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It: Chapter 2 to float into Toronto and begin shooting this July

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If you find yourself in Toronto, Canada this July, and spot any red balloons floating about the city streets, you might want to do your best to stay away from any sewer grates. Why? Because there's a chance that Pennywise the Dancing Clown will reach out and grab you, when the sequel to Andy Muschietti's It begins filming in Canada's... Read More...
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More People Saw ‘A Quiet Place’ Than ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ in the Same Amount of Time

John Krasinski’s latest had one of the best openings for a horror movie ever. Horror movies have always been good money makers in general, but lately they’re becoming real blockbusters. John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place is set to join last year’s hits Get Out and It among the highest-grossing releases of the genre ever, and unlike those titles it did […]

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A Quiet Place Writers Talk John Krasinski Collaboration, Sequel and More | Exclusive

A Quiet Place Writers Talk John Krasinski Collaboration, Sequel and More | Exclusive
A Quiet Place arrives in theaters this weekend and, by the look of things, this is going to be the first massive horror hit of 2018. Mainstream, studio horror has seen a huge resurgence in recent years, thanks to movies like The Conjuring and, more recently, movies like Get Out and It. The common thread with most of these movies is that they're some combination of original and well-made. In the case of A Quiet Place, it's both, which is what screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods set out to do in the first place.

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods came up with the original idea for A Quiet Place back in their college days. Unfortunately, at the time, it was nothing more than a gimmick. There was no actual story. That being the case, it was put into a drawer and left there until the time was right. Luckily, they
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Tommyknockers: It & Conjuring Producers Team For Stephen King Adaptation

Stephen King’s novel The Tommyknockers is coming to the screen in a new adaptation from the producers of The Conjuring and It. Last year was a banner year for King adaptations, headed up by the movie version of It, which grossed more than $700 million worldwide. The year also saw feature adaptations of King’s The Dark Tower, Gerald’s Game, and 1922, as well as series versions of Mr. Mercedes and The Mist. And the Stephen King adaptation train looks like it won’t be losing steam any time soon.
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Locke and Key left searching for new home after Hulu passes on pilot

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Locke and Key left searching for new home after Hulu passes on pilot
Fans of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez's Locke and Key comic-book series have been dealt another blow today as Hulu has decided to pass on the pilot they themselves ordered last year. Directed by Andy Muschietti (It) from a script by Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Joe Hill, the horror/fantasy series revolves around three siblings who move into their ancestral home after the gruesome murder... Read More...
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Iron Fist and Into the Badlands actor confirms his casting in Deadpool 2

Iron Fist and Into the Badlands actor confirms his casting in Deadpool 2
Last month when the first trailer for Deadpool 2 arrived online, we caught our first glimpse of what has now been confirmed as X-Force, with Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Zazie Beetz (Domino) joined by three mystery mutants.

We’ve since learned that Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) is playing Bedlam, with Bill Skarsgard (It) as an as-yet-unrevealed character, and now Iron Fist and Into the Badlands actor Lewis Tan has confirmed via Instagram that he’s also part of the team (second from right on the above image) and is portraying Shatterstar.

See Also: The Merc with a Mouth assembles X-Force in new trailer for Deadpool 2

Created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, Shatterstar made his first appearance in The New Mutants #99 in 1991 and has since went on to featuring mainly in Marvel’s X-Force title. Shatterstar is a genetically engineered time traveller from the planet Mojoworld who is sent
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Anya Taylor-Joy confirms reshoots for New Mutants will add a new character

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Anya Taylor-Joy confirms reshoots for New Mutants will add a new character
Had events proceeded as planned, we would be just a little over a month out from the release of The New Mutants, but Twentieth Century Fox ended up pushing the release back by ten months. Word was that the studio found that the film wasn't scary enough and wanted to embrace the horror elements as well as beef up the scares in the wake of the success of It and Get Out.
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Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe to Star in Thriller 'Villains'

Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe to Star in Thriller 'Villains'
Bill Skarsgård, who played Pennywise the Clown in It, and It Follows star Maika Monroe have signed on to star in Villains, a darkly comedy thriller The Realm and Star Thrower Entertainment.

Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, who wrote the script that was on the 2016 Black List, will direct.

The story centers on a pair of amateur criminals who, after breaking into a suburban home, stumble upon a young girl chained in the basement and two sadistic homeowners who will do anything to keep that secret from getting out.

Tim and Trevor White are producing via Star Thrower, their...
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Goosebumps 2 Adds Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell and Wendi McLendon-Covey

Goosebumps 2 Adds Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell and Wendi McLendon-Covey
It was just last week that we let you guys know that Stephen King’s It star Jeremy Ray Taylor was set to lead the new Goosebumps sequel along with Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, and Caleel Harris. Today we have news via Variety that Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Jeong (The Hangover), and Chris Parnell (“Archer”) […]

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‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Debuts at No. 1 on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Charts

Paramount Pictures’ “Daddy’s Home 2” debuted at No. 1 on the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, as well as the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Feb. 24.

The comedy sequel earned $104 million at the domestic box office, and would have had a bigger lead on the charts were it not available separately as part of a two-pack with the first “Daddy’s Home,” a combo tracked separately by VideoScan.

Lionsgate’s “Wonder” dropped to No. 2 on both charts. In its second week on shelves, “Wonder” sold 98% as many copies as the solo versions of “Daddy’s Home 2” in its first week. When accounting for the two-pack, “Wonder” sold 86% as many copies as “Daddy’s Home 2” overall.

The No. 3 spot on both sales charts went to Sony Pictures’ “The Star,” a faith-based animated comedy about the Nativity told from the
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Chosen Jacobs Joins ‘Castle Rock’; ‘Strange Angel’ Casts Laine Neil

Chosen Jacobs Joins ‘Castle Rock’; ‘Strange Angel’ Casts Laine Neil
Chosen Jacobs (It) is set for a recurring role in Hulu's upcoming psychological-horror drama series Castle Rock from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock, from Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, is named after the fictional town in King's native Maine that is featured prominently in a number of his novels, novellas and short stories. Per the producers, it combines the mythological scale and intimate character…
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Street Food Cinema Announces Their 2018 Los Angeles Area Screenings Lineup, Genre Events Include Get Out, Scream, and a Teen Witch / The Craft Pajama Party

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There are a lot of perks to living in California, but one of my recent traditions has become the various screenings held by the fine folks at Street Food Cinema, who bring out a cavalcade of food trucks for each film event, as well as live musical entertainment, special guests, and more. Sfc is a great way to experience some of your favorite movies underneath the stars, and if you live in the La area, I highly recommend checking out what Street Food Cinema has to offer.

Sfc recently announced their 2018 slate of screenings for Los Angeles and the surrounding areas in California , and here’s a look at the various genre-related movies (and some other films I thought readers might be interested in) that will be playing from May through the end of October. To see the entire Street Food Cinema schedule, check out their site Here.

May 5th – Get Out,
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