The folks over at Variety are hearing word that 22-year-old British actor Will Poulter, most recently seen starring alongside Jack Reynor in Gerard Barrett’s ‘Glassland,’ is in talks to play Pennywise the clown in the upcoming remake of ‘It.’
Based on the 1986 novel by master of horror Stephen King, the story tells of a group of outcast kids known as “The Loser Club” who fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. 30 years later, they are called back to fight the sadistic and wisecracking clown once again.
The awesome Tim Curry famously played the villainous Pennywise in the 1990 miniseries.
Cary Fukunaga (‘True Detective,’ ‘Sin Nombre,’ ‘Jane Eyre’) is attached to direct with Chase Palmer co-writing.