Newswire: New version of Stephen King’s It finds its younger, hipper Pennywise

The most pressing question for Cary Fukunaga’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s It was foretold long ago, in the prophetic lyrics of Faith No More: You want It all, but you can’t have It. It’s in your face, but you can’t grab It. What is It? It’s It. What is It? It is a killer clown. It is We’re The Millers star Will Poulter. That’s It.

Variety reports that Poulter has snagged the role that left so many ’90s children terrified of finding Tim Curry in a sewage drain, with the 22-year-old actor currently in negotiations to play Pennywise across both of Fukanaga’s two feature films. While older actors like Mark Rylance and Ben Mendelsohn were also in the running, Poulter reportedly won out when New Line decided the film should “go younger” with its shapeshifting, ageless evil who arises every …

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