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DANG: 'It: Chapter Two' Goes Full Neville Longbottom in Casting Adult Ben

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Film | May 23, 2018 |

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Film | May 23, 2018 |


It: Chapter Two is accumulating a veritable murderer’s row of talent to tell the story of the Losers Club all grown up. Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and James McAvoy make up the biggest names in the story, but the one we’ve got our eyes on is new recruit Jay Ryan.

Ryan will play Ben Hanscom. The New Zealand actor is best known for appearances in season one of Top of the Lake as well as a starring role on the series Mary Kills People. If you’re an old-school Neighbours fan like myself, you may know him as Jack Scully (it’s been a while since I watched the show. My family got super addicted to it for a few years. Long story). He was also a co-lead in that CW series of Beauty and the Beast, which I’ve never seen a single episode of.

If we do say so ourselves, DAMN!

Look at this dude! Ben Hanscom went full Neville Longbottom and we wholeheartedly approve!


(Kristin Kreuk’s look here is one of mental undressing and Barry White.)




Jay Ryan Top of the Lake.jpg

(He was such a scuzzbag in Top of the Lake but he was a tattooed scuzzbag and I’m only human!)

(I’m not sure what’s going on here, just enjoy it).

(Images from Getty Images).

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Kayleigh is a features writer for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter or listen to her podcast, The Hollywood Read.