It stars Jaeden Lieberher & Sophia Lillis cash in on horror film sequel

Young It stars Jaeden Lieberher and Sophia Lillis are set to double their salaries after signing on for the 2017 horror hit’s sequel. The actors were the breakout stars of last summer’s blockbuster, and now they’re cashing in, according to their contr…

Young It stars Jaeden Lieberher and Sophia Lillis are set to double their salaries after signing on for the 2017 horror hit’s sequel.

The actors were the breakout stars of last summer’s blockbuster, and now they’re cashing in, according to their contracts, which have been obtained by TMZ.

The documents suggest Lieberher, who played Bill Denbrough, banked $100,000 (GBP70,000) for the film, plus a $35,000 (GBP24,600) bonus, while Lillis, who portrayed Beverly Marsh, raked in $65,000 (GBP45,600).

For the upcoming sequel, both will double up, with Jaeden netting at least $250,000 (GBP176,000), plus bonuses, and Sophia down to make $150,000 (GBP105,000).

Jessica Chastain is reportedly in negotiations to reunite with director Andy Muschietti and star in the sequel – as a grown-up Beverly.

Muschietti’s filmmaking partner, sister Barbara, admitted last year (17) they would “love” to have Chastain jump on board for the It follow-up, insisting it would be great casting to have the Oscar nominee portray an older version of Lillis’ character, because their features are strikingly similar.

“I think one of the first things that we noticed when we saw Sophia come into the room was, ‘My gosh, you look like Jessica Chastain,'” Barbara told Deadline. “It’s a strange kind of connection but we will see.”

The Muschietti siblings previously worked with Chastain on another scary project, 2013’s Mama, and the beauty offered up her sequel services in November (17).

“Of course I want to work on it… They’re my friends,” she told ScreenRant in November (17). “They’re like my family. Anything that they’re doing, I want to be a part of, so I hope we can make it happen.”

It: Chapter Two moves on 30 years into the future and revisits the kid characters as adults, who must return to their native Maine to tackle their worst nightmares once again.

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James McAvoy and Bill Hader in talks for It sequel

James McAvoy and Bill Hader are reportedly in talks to join Jessica Chastain in the sequel to 2017 horror It. The Zero Dark Thirty actress has already signed on to play the older version of Beverly Marsh, thanks to her similarities to Sophia Lillis, t…

James McAvoy and Bill Hader are reportedly in talks to join Jessica Chastain in the sequel to 2017 horror It.

The Zero Dark Thirty actress has already signed on to play the older version of Beverly Marsh, thanks to her similarities to Sophia Lillis, the teenager who played her in the first instalment, which focused on a group of youngsters being terrorised by an evil clown called Pennywise.

It has now been reported that McAvoy is in early negotiations to play the older Bill, who was previously played by Jaeden Lieberher, while Hader is circling the role of Richie, who was portrayed by Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard.

This would mark another reunion for McAvoy and Chastain, who first worked together on 2013 romance movie The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby and will be seen together in X-Men: Dark Phoenix in 2019.

The flame-haired actress appeared to celebrate the casting on social media by sharing a still from Eleanor Rigby in which McAvoy is sat behind her, slightly out of focus, next to a still from It showing Lieberher and Lillis, the younger versions of their characters, in a similar position.

“Stalker @jamesmcavoyrealdeal #ITfilm,” she wrote in the caption, and McAvoy joined in by sharing a picture of him touching her hair and joked that he was becoming her stylist.

“I’d like to confirm once and for all that I am in negotiations to be @jessicachastain ‘s new hair stylist,” he wrote. “Needed a career change and this feels right. I just hope I can cut it. #wetperm #it #jessicachastainsnewhairguy #careerchange.”

It: Chapter Two will follow the members of the group as they return to their hometown 27 years later and have to face Pennywise once again. Director Andy Muschietti, who previously worked with Chastain on Mama, is returning for the follow-up and the script will be written by Gary Dauberman based off Stephen King’s novel.

Bill Skarsgard is expected to return as Pennywise, while the original young cast are rumoured to be reprising their roles for flashback scenes.

Production is scheduled to start in July (18), while the film is expected to hit theatres in September, 2019.

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