Sophia Lillis, co-star of the hit film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It,” is already on record that she’d like the adult version of her character, Beverly Marsh, to be played by Jessica Chastain. Lucky for her, Chastain thrilled horror fans Monday morning when she said in an interview with Screen Rant that she’d love to do it.
There’s no telling if that’ll actually happen, of course, but if it does, Chastain tells TheWrap’s Steve Pond that she’d be more than prepared for it.
Specifically, she said that she’d “kick any clown’s a–.”
At a photo shoot for TheWrap alongside Aaron Sorkin, her director in the upcoming “Molly’s Game,” Chastain confirmed she’s down to appear in “It 2.” However, as much as she wants to team up again with “It” director Andy Muschietti and his sister, producer Barbara Muschietti, “there’s a lot of variables” to be resolved before it could happen.
“It depends. There’s a lot of depends on that one. I love Andy and Barbara. I did their first film [2013’s “Mama,” directed by Andy]; they’re like family to me. But,” Chastain says, “there’s a lot of variables in this question that need to be answered first.”
That’s when Sorkin chimed in. “Is it the kind of role where you’d get brutally torn apart, dismembered?” he asked?
“Why do you say that?” she replied. “You know that I would kick any clown’s ass.”
So there you have it. If Chastain and the Muschiettis are able to resolve the variables, Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise the clown better sleep with one eye open.
Here's Who Should Play the Kids From 'It' as Adults in 'Chapter 2' (and Who Really Is Playing Them)
Let’s do some casting inspired by Stephen King’s classic horror novel
Stephen King's novel "It" is actually two parallel stories, about a group of seven kids fighting the monstrous clown Pennywise, and then returning to finish the job as adults. With "It: Chapter One" a huge horror movie success, here's who we think should pick up the reins in "It: Chapter Two."