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James McAvoy, Bill Hader in talks for 'It: Chapter 2'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Actors James and are in negotiations to join the cast of the sequel to the horror hit "It".

is already aboard the project, which has been titled "It: Chapter Two", and will playing the role of adult Beverly.

If finalised, will portray the character of adult while will play the adult Richie Tozier, according to The

Jaeden Lieberher played the young Bill in the original while Richie was portrayed by "Stranger Things" star

is coming back to direct, with penning the script.

is also expected to return as Pennywise for the sequel.

"Chapter One" of "It" followed the first half of Stephen King's novel, telling the story of a group of children who are terrorized by Pennywise the Clown and forced to face their own demons to defeat him.

"Chapter Two" will follow the last half of the novel, where the characters return to their hometown years later as adults and are forced to face Pennywise once again.

The sequel is expected to begin production in July and has a release date of September 6, 2019.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 10:35 IST