Why he’d be great: So, as many of you may know, O’Connell played another famous Stephen King character — Vern Tessio in the popular 1986 film Stand by Me. O’Connell also famously shed weight as he grew into adulthood, which is exactly what the character Ben does in IT, too! I just think this would be a pretty cool/ironic King-verse connection, LOL (don’t @ me).

Ben is played by Jeremy Ray Taylor in the current movie.