See first photo of Pennywise from new film adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’

Bill Skarsgård set to star in role popularised by Tim Curry

The first official photo has been released of Pennywise the Clown from the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s It.

Bill Skarsgård is set to play Pennywise in the upcoming movie. The 25-year-old actor is best known for his roles in Hemlock Grove and Divergent.

Skarsgård is the son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and younger brother of True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård.

See a photo of Skarsgård as Pennywise below, via Entertainment Weekly.

It is expected to be released during 2017. It follows the classic 1990 miniseries of the same name, which saw Tim Curry portraying Pennywise.

“It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane,” Skarsgård says of the role.

“It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates.”