It: Chapter 2’s grown-up Losers’ Club looks to have added another member, as actor James Ransone, best known for TV and film roles including The Wire and Tangerine, revealed he will play the adult version of Eddie Kaspbrak in the smash-hit horror reboot’s sequel.
“Well, it’s official,” Ransone wrote in a private tweet, captured via screenshot by Consequence of Sound. “I will have these very big small shoes to fill. Keep it to yourselves … ” The tweet included a photo of Jack Dylan Grazer’s Eddie, wearing his “Loser”/“Lover” cast from the first film.
Speaking of casts, Ransone joins It: Chapter 2’s alongside Jessica Chastain, who has signed on to play the adult incarnation of Sophia Lillis’ Beverly Marsh. As we reported in April, Bill Hader and James McAvoy are also in talks for the film, circling the roles of grown-up Richie Tozier and Bill Denbrough, respectively, who were portrayed by Finn Wolfhard and Jaeden Lieberher in chapter one. And of course, Bill Skarsgård will return to terrorize the Losers as Pennywise the clown.
Most will remember Ransone as Ziggy Sobotka from the second season of HBO’s legendary crime drama The Wire, but the actor has appeared in plenty since 2003, including another trio of HBO shows—Generation Kill, How to Make It in America and Treme—as well as AMC’s Low Winter Sun, Amazon’s Bosch, and acclaimed films including Sean Baker’s Tangerine and Ti West’s In a Valley of Violence. And needless to say, he’s a dead ringer for adult Eddie.
Andy Muschietti’s It: Chapter 2 begins filming in July, according to recent reports, and is set for a Sept. 6, 2019 release. Stay tuned for more on this much-anticipated flick.