New Line wants to keep It breakout star Jack Dylan Grazer in the studio family, as he signs on for their upcoming DC comic film SHAZAM! Grazer joins Zachary Levi, who will play the title role, along with Asher Angel who will play Billy Batson.
The story follows Billy as a teen who is able to transform into an adult superhero when he says “Shazam!” Grazer will play Freddy, Batson’s best friend and the only person who knows the truth about Billy/Shazam.
Annabelle: Creation filmmaker David F. Sandberg is directing from a script by Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Slayer) and Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo).
Grazer is best known for his work in It, which grossed $694M worldwide, making it the highest grossing horror film ever. He also stars in CBS’ new comedy series, Me Myself & I. His next film is the drama Beautiful Boy, alongside Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet. Grazer is represented by Innovative and Tanguary Talent and Entertainment.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern