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So, they are remaking Stephen King's "IT"

post #1 of 21
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Who should play Pennywise? My list of favorites for the role are as follows:

Daniel Day Lewis
John Malcovich
Christoph Waltz
Vincent D'Onofrio
post #2 of 21
I remember having awful nightmares as a child after seeing the first part of the miniseries. Pennywise haunted me mercilessly. The nightmares ended when I watched part 2 and saw that stupid giant spider. It was lame enough to my young mind that I ceased to be scared of that evil clown.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
I hear you. The clown is terrifying though.
post #4 of 21
Buscemi
post #5 of 21
I think Andy Serkis would be a good choice. Especially if they'll be having IT display itself as several movie monsters.

post #6 of 21
Jack Black, obvs.
post #7 of 21
Dinklage. Dwarf clown terror.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post

Dinklage. Dwarf clown terror.

he's gonna look like dink the clown
post #9 of 21
Damon Wayans?
post #10 of 21
Grundletaint is a pretty good name for a terrifying clown.
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

I remember having awful nightmares as a child after seeing the first part of the miniseries. Pennywise haunted me mercilessly. The nightmares ended when I watched part 2 and saw that stupid giant spider. It was lame enough to my young mind that I ceased to be scared of that evil clown.

I remember crushing hard on the red head. she was nekkid in that cat movie with natasia kinsky (my irresponsible parents took me to see that cat movie in a movie theater) so I have everlasting boners for kinsky and that redhead as my first forays of on screen nudity (my parents tried to shield my eyes but I saw glorious bewbies through their fingers).


obvious choices for penny wise the clown would be:
gary oldman

interesting choice could be:
matt damon (i really think he could pull it off plus he could do a regional new england accent).

stunt casting:
john leguizamo lol8[1].gif


i don't think you can top the original of tim curry though (because it was before internet/google) and when people would say that's the same actor from Clue it would blow people's mind.
post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
Paul Giamatti might be interesting.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Paul Giamatti might be interesting.

^thats a home run right there, but he might start doing Paul Giamatti-type things and you start feeling bad for the clown and wanting to take the clown in, pat him on the back, and buy him a meal.

you need gravitas and a underlying sense that the guy is huge prick - maybe a john malkovich.
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
So there are many details on this now and the director has been pretty liberal about posting stuff on his instagram about it. I'm very excited. I am re-reading the book. I read it when I was in like 4th grade (probably shouldn't have) but it brings back a lot of memories. I actually read the book as a sort of catharsis after seeing the movie. I was always a very frightened child and had loads on anxiety. Seeing the movie put me in a funk for a long time (both this book and fears of being abducted by aliens).

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post #15 of 21
That's a pretty beat up copy. You could find Viking First Editions for cheap on Ebay.
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