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'It' Star Jack Dylan Grazer Joins DC Superhero Film 'Shazam!'

'It' Star Jack Dylan Grazer Joins DC Superhero Film 'Shazam!'

Deadline reports Jack Dylan Grazer, star of the recent film adaptation of Stephen King's IT has joined the cast of DC and New Line's upcoming film Shazam! He'll join Zachary Levi (Thor films, Chuck, Tangled), who will play "world's mightiest mortal", and and Asher Angel, who will play Billy Batson in DC adaptation.

In the comics, Billy has a friend named Freddy Freeman, who is also imbued with superpowers and joins the Marvel family. Created by C.C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, the character was first published by Fawcett Comics.

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The story follows Billy as a teen who is able to transform into an adult superhero when he says "Shazam!". The movie is scheduled to begin filming in February ahead of a April 5, 2019 release date. Grace Fulton (Annabelle: Creation) has also been cast in an unknown role. David F. Sandberg is directing the film from a script by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke.

Dwayne Johnson will not appear as the villain Black Adam in the film and is developing a solo film for the anti-hero as a separate project. Grazer is also known for his role on the recently-cancelled CBS sitcom Me, Myself, and I.


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