How ‘It Chapter Two’s’ adult losers club captured the spirit of the kids

(CNN)Behind the scenes, the most terrifying element of “It Chapter Two” was a real nail-biter. “I managed to find possible matches in all of them, working with actors that have the talent and skills to recreate these characters,” says Muschiettl. “And they make the credibility happen.” “We did the first film with seven unknown children,” says Muschietti’s sister Barbara, who produced the film alongside her brother, noting that Martel was the only one of the group with an established film career, while Wolfhard’s series “Stranger Things” was only just emerging as a phenomenon. The critical and commercial success of the first film in 2017 — drawn entirely from the portions of King’s novel that follow the young incarnations encounters with …