Entertainment Weekly is reporting Bill Skarsgard is in final negotiations to play Pennywise. the two part adaptation of the Stephen King novel has cast Jaeden Lieberher s the child protagonist in the film. Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor are also reportedly in negotiations for the film. Will Poulter had been cast as Pennywise in May 2015 , but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. King’s 1986 novel was previously adapted in 1990 as a television miniseries, starring Tim Curry. It is slated to hit theaters Sept. 18, 2017.