Isaiah Mustafa, who is most widely known as the Old Spice Guy, has signed on to portray the adult Mike Hanlon in It: Chapter 2. Now, every member of the Losers Club has been cast in their adult form as Mustafa joins Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, James McAvoy, James Ransone, Andy Bean and Bill Ryan in the sequel’s cast. Bill Skarsgard is also set to return as Pennywise the Clown.
Mike was played by Chosen Jacobs in the first film and it was Jacobs who revealed the casting of Mustafa as an older Mike via a post on his Instagram account.
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It: Chapter One
followed the first half of Stephen King’s widely known novel and the sequel, It: Chapter Two, will follow the latter half, in which the Losers return to their hometown as adults to battle Pennywise one last time.
It was a runaway commercial success, taking in over $700 million worldwide. It was directed by Andy Muschietti and he is set to direct the sequel from a script penned by Gary Dauberman.
Production on It: Chapter Two is set to start this summer and the film will make its way to theaters on Sept. 6, 2019.