'IT' Star Sophia Lillis Cast In New TV Series As Young Amy Adams

18 December 2017, 11:07

Sophia Lillis
Sophia Lillis. Picture: Warner Bros

By James Wilson-Taylor

The 8 episode mini-series is set to air in summer 2018.

Sophia Lillis, one of the breakout stars of horror movie smash IT, has just been cast in an exciting new role opposite Amy Adams.

TMZ reports that Sophia has been cast in Sharp Objects, an upcoming new series from HBO, where she will play the younger version of Amy's character Camille Preaker.

The 8-episode miniseries is set to air next summer and is based on the book by Gillian Flynn which tells the story of “Camille, a crime reporter fresh out of a psych hospital for her years of self-harm, returns to her hometown of Wind Gap, Mo., to investigate the murders of two little girls. The assignment lands her back in her childhood home under the critical eye of picture-perfect small-town socialite Adora, which forces Camille to confront personal demons.”

The addition of Sophia to the cast has given further fuel to the rumours that Adams is in line to play the older version of Bev in the upcoming IT: Chapter Two, due for release in 2019. Jessica Chastain is also said to have been in early discussions about the role.

Sophia Lillis most recently appeared in Sia's music video for 'Santa's Coming For Us' alongside her IT co-star Wyatt Oleff and Stranger Things' Caleb McLaughlin.