Edit: Previously the story stated that Patrick Hockstetter was the leader of the group of bullies, which is actually Henry Bowers. The story has been edited to fix that mistake.
Hot on the heels of the news that Hemlock Grove‘s Bill Skarsgård had been cast as Pennywise in Andy Muschietti’s It remake, it has been revealed that another Netflix star is heading to Derry, Maine for the Stephen King film.
THR reports that Bloodline‘s Owen Teague has been cast as Patrick Hockstetter, one of a group of bullies that torments the Losers’ Club. Patrick’s got plenty of demons of his own and is well on the way to becoming a monster himself before the arrival of Pennywise and the nightmares he brings.
Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor have already been cast in the two-part movie as the lead kids who must band together to take on the terrifying demon.
Teague already has experience with King adaptations, having played Jordan in the upcoming film of Cell, which stars John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson.
“The story follows a group of kids called the Losers Club who defeat a creature called It. Years later, the creature returns, and the former club members, now adults, have to band together again even though they have no memory of the first battle.”
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