Several days ago, a photo of the aforementioned six boys, along with a girl who no sources seemed to be able to identify, was posted on Finn Wolfhard's Instagram (the account has since been made private). The photo was reportedly taken in Toronto, Canada.
The identity of the girl who would take on the iconic Stephen King character was a mystery until just hours ago, when Deadline officially introduced her as Sophia Lillis.
It is no wonder people had such a hard time putting a name to Lillis' face, since she, like most of the other members of Stephen King's Losers Club, has not previously landed any big-time roles. Lillis did have a role in Julie Taymor's critically applauded staging of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2013, and she acted in the Swedish indie drama 37 earlier this year, but her parts in even those productions were small, and getting the chance to take on an important character in a major Stephen King movie adaptation will blow anything she's done in the past out of the water, at least in terms of career significance.
Now that Lillis has been announced, though, Stephen King Fans and film buffs alike can focus on what may be a more interesting question than the young actress's name: what will she be doing in the movie?
Beverly is the center of one scene in particular from Stephen King's book that has raised a ton of controversy. Namely, the scene near the end of the book where Beverly has sexual relations in the sewer with each of the male members of The Losers Club, one at a time, in order to strengthen their bond in the future.