Jessica Chastain is served tea with a side of evil in the debut teaser of “It: Chapter 2,” arriving in September.
The first installment, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, followed a group of outcast children who eventually learn Pennywise the clown (Bill Skarsgård) has been scaring (and dining on) many of the kids in their small town for well over a century. “Chapter 2” catches up with the group 27 years later as they return home and band together one more time in the hopes of defeating the monster.
The teaser shows one member of the group, Beverly (Chastain), enduring a particularly chilling homecoming. She sits for tea and cookies with what appears to be a sweet old lady but later turns out to be yet another deadly manifestation of Pennywise.
We also see her character reuniting with a few of her old pals who include Richie (played in “Chapter 2” by repeat Stern Show guest Bill Hader) and Bill (“X-Men: Dark Phoenix's” James McAvoy). Together, the group of grown ups heads down to the sewers to take one last shot at Pennywise and his army of ominous red balloons.
“It: Chapter 2,” co-starring Isaiah Mustafa and James Ransone, opens Sept. 6