Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

It actor Jack Dylan Grazer has been cast in Shazam!

It actor Jack Dylan Grazer has been cast in Shazam!

Jack Dylan Grazer has been cast in the upcoming "Shazam!" movie starring Zachary Levi.

As Deadline reports, Dylan Grazer will star opposite Zachary Levi in the title role and Asher Angel as the pint-sized version of the hero, Billy Batson.

Shazam is a DC Comics character who first debuted in 1939 with the original name of Captain Marvel. By saying the world "Shazam", teenager Billy Batson was transformed into the "world's mightiest mortal" and given extraordinary abilities by ancient gods. The film is being produced by New Line Cinema in conjunction with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.

Shazam! does not have a release date and is eyeing a February start date in Toronto.

The film is to be directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke.

Creation and Aquaman producer Peter Safran is producing, with filming slated to begin early next year.

Jack Dylan Grazer starred in IT, which was the highest grossing horror film ever, with $694M worldwide.

Grazer was among the young actors to break out with this summer's It, in which he played the hypochondriac member of the Losers Club, Eddie Kaspbrak. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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