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Owen Teague, who plays Ben Mendelsohn’s son on Netflix’s Bloodline, has joined the cast of New Line’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It.
Andy Muschietti, the helmer behind the surprise horror hit Mama, is directing the adaptation, which is being told in two parts.
The first part begins shooting in July in Toronto and has been casting up: Bill Skarsgard has the part of the demonic clown Pennywise, while Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor are the kids he terrorizes.
The story follows a group of kids called the Losers Club who defeat a creature called It. Years later, the creature returns, and the former club members, now adults, have to band together again even though they have no memory of the first battle.
Teague will play Patrick Hocksetter, part of a group of bullies who torment the Losers Club. He is a psychopath and keeps a refrigerator full of animals that he’s killed.
Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are producing.
This isn’t the first King adaptation for APA-repped Teague. The young actor also will appear with Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack in Cell, based on the King novel.
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