Allegiant's Bill Skarsgard to Play Pennywise the Clown in 'It' Reboot
Will Poulter was originally tapped for the role last year, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. The studio was apparently conflicted about whether to stick with a younger actor, or go with an older actor. Hugo Weaving was also in the running, but they went with Bill, 25.
You may not also know, but Bill is the younger brother of Legend of Tarzan star Alexander Skarsgard!