'Shazam!' Casts 'It' Star Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman

'Shazam!' Casts 'It' Star Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman

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! Grazer will play Freddy Freeman, who is described as the "best friend" of Billy Batson (Asher Angel) and "the only person who knows the truth" about Billy's adult alter-ego.

Created in 1939 by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, Shazam first appeared in Fawcett Comics' Whiz Comics #2.

Creation filmmaker David F. Sandberg is directing from a script by Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Slayer) and Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo). The film is being produced by New Line Cinema in conjunction with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. He recently confirmed that the target release date for the film is April 2019. The film is being developed concurrently with a project focusing on Shazam! villain Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson.

'Shazam!' Casts 'It' Star Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman
'Shazam!' Casts 'It' Star Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman

Mark Strong is also rumored for the villain role of Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, and Grace Fulton is also rumored for a role.

In addition to It, Grazer's past credits include Me, Myself & I, Tales of Halloween, Comedy Bang!

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