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Jessica Chastain in talks to star as Beverly in 'It' sequel
Zoe Poindexter
Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to star as the grown-up version of Beverly Marsh in part two of New Line Cinema's adaptation of Stephen King'sIt.

The sequel will picks back up 27 years later with the members of The Losers Club all grown up and moved apart. The characters will return to their hometown to face Pennywise once again.

Gary Dauberman (Conjuring; The Nun) is currently working on the script. AndyMuschietti will return to direct, andBill Skarsgrd will return as Pennywise.

Rumors have swirled linking Chastain to the sequel since the opening weekend of the first installment. In an interview withVariety, Muschietti mentioned her as a top choice to play Beverly. Chastain has worked with Muschietti and his screen-writing, producer sister, Barbara, before. She starred in his first big studio releaseMama.

"I love Andy and Barbara," she toldScreenRant. "I worked with them on Andy's directorial debut, you know, his film 'Mama'. His first film. And you know, Barbara is one of my best friends so They're like my family. Anything that they're doing, I want to be a part of, so I hope we can make it."

The Golden-Globe winner is expected to star in "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" later this year. She also recently became attached to aUniversal comedy opposite Octavia Spencer.

It: Chapter 2is set to be released Sept. 6, 2019.

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