There’s a lot going for the new adaptation of Stephen King’s IT as we just learned that Warner Bros. has shifted the project to their New Line division, who hope to re-spark the studio with a focus on the horror genre. With an aim to deliver a two film adaptation of King’s classic novel and a director like True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga at the helm, I’d say this one is off to a fantastic start. But perhaps the most searing question surrounding the film has to be the big question mark on who is going to take on the iconic role of Pennywise, who was terrifyingly portrayed by Tim Curry in the 1990 miniseries.
Although I’m sure the studio already has their eyes set on a handful of actors to don the red nose, I’d like to hear your thoughts on who you would like to see play Pennywise. Not only do they have to look the part, but they’ve got to have a special kind of charisma to bring such an iconic, and horrifying character to life on the screen.
Which is exactly why I’d like to see an actor like Paul Giamatti suit up in clown attire and haunt our dreams. He’s a brilliant actor who always brings something special to his characters whether they be funny, dramatic or even villainous, and I have no doubt he’d turn in an unbelievable performance as the one and only Pennywise. Alright, folks, now it’s your turn. Tell me who you would cast as Pennywise in Cary Fukunaga’s IT!