Stephen King’s IT (2017), The Mist to Hit Netflix This Summer

Posted 2022/05/26 9 0


Netflix announced today that two Stephen King movies will be coming to the streaming platform this June, Bloody Disgusting reports. Pennywise the Dancing Clown will terrorize viewers in Andy Muschietti’s IT (2017) beginning June 19, 2022, while Frank Darabont’s The Mist ominously rolls in on June 22.

The films will join classics Stand By Me, Pet Sematary (1989), and Christine in the author’s repertoire on the platform. Netflix has also produced several original adaptations of Stephen King’s works: Gerald’s Game, 1922, In the Tall Grass, and the upcoming Mr. Harrigan’s Phone.

Based on a short story from Stephen King’s latest novella If It Bleeds, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone will star Donald Sutherland in the titular role; Jaeden Martell (IT) will star as “Craig,” a lonely young boy who befriends a reclusive billionaire. When the old man passes away, Craig discovers he’s able to communicate with his friend from beyond the grave. Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is expected sometime in 2022.

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IT Will Bring Familiar Faces from Netflix Originals

As Jaeden Martell joins the cast of Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, the actor will also join several of his IT cast mates as a Netflix Original star. The 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1989 novel is full of familiar faces from Netflix Original series and films. Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) stars as Richie “Trashmouth” Tozier, a scrawny kid with the mouth of a sailor. Along with their friends, affectionately named the “Losers’ Club,” Wolfhard’s Richie and Martell’s Bill attempt to defeat the supernatural horror plaguing their small town of Derry, Maine. Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff, both of I Am Not Okay With This fame, join the Losers’ Club as the fiery Beverly “Bev” Marsh and the meticulous, clean-freak Stanley “Stan” Uris respectively.

Bill Skarsgård, who starred in Netflix’s hit film The Devil All The Time as well as their Swedish-language series Clark, plays Pennywise the Dancing Clown horrifically well. His hungry stare and repulsive salivation when looking at a child is enough to haunt anyone’s dreams. In an interview with Interview Magazine, The Devil All The Time director Antonio Campos recalled a scene between the actor and his child co-star Michael Banks Repeta:

CAMPOS: …So the day that we were shooting that scene, Bill was like, “They don’t think you can know this, but I know you’re a smart kid. I’m the clown in It.” And Banks was like, “Whoa, that’s crazy. I didn’t know that. Alright.” And I don’t know if this is connected, but in the middle of that scene Banks just burst into tears way before he was supposed to. I think that somehow really got to him.

We don’t blame you, kid. IT (2017) hits Netflix June 19, 2022.


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