Pennywise and the Losers' Club are back, and they're haunting Bill Hader.
By, Presented by
Fiona Williams

6 Sep 2019 - 12:58 PM  UPDATED 10 May 2019 - 2:58 AM

It's been nearly three decades since the youngsters of Derry, Maine defeated the sewer-dwelling, shapeshifting demon known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Or so they thought. 27 years later, "It: Chapter Two" reunites the band of misfits, for a forced reunion, to take on the demonic force once again.

"You know what they say about Derry. No one who dies here ever really dies," an elderly woman cautions, in the creepy trailer. 

In a new episode of SBS' culture podcast The Playlist, Bill Hader tells Fiona Williams about what made him embrace his dark side, to play the grown version of Richie Tozer, the wisecracking member of the Losers' Club (played by Finn Wolfhard in the earlier film). 

Listen to Bill Hader 

"I like big monster movies. I like Stephen King growing up, and read the book growing up, and thought, I'd love to be a part of that.

"We shot this while we were writing Barry, which felt great. It was nice to go and do something where I wasn't the producer and writer and director of it, you know?!"

Bill Skarsgard reprises his role as Pennywise the shape-shifting clown. Jessica Chastain is joined by James McAvoy and as the older version of the Losers' Club members Beverly, Bill Denbrough and Richie. Their younger counterparts, played by Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis and Finn Wolfhard, also feature roles in the sequel. 

"It: Chapter 2" is now in cinemas.


Editing by Fiona Williams