EXCLUSIVE: Following a breakout performance in New Line’s box office record-breaker It, Jack Dylan Grazer has been added to the cast of the studio’s DC Comic film, Shazam!. The young actor joins Zachary Levi, who was tapped for the title role, and Asher Angel, who will play Billy Batson, the teen who is able to transform into an adult superhero by uttering the phrase “Shazam.”
David F. Sandberg is on board to direct from a script by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Grazer will play Freddy, Batson’s best friend and the only person who knows the truth about Shazam.
Annabelle: Creation and Aquaman producer Peter Safran is producing, with filming slated to begin early next year.
In addition to It, which has pulled in $694M worldwide making it the highest grossing horror film ever, Grazer also starred on CBS’ recently pulled new comedy series, Me Myself & I, and up next will appear in the drama film, Beautiful Boy, with Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.
He’s repped by Innovative and Tanguay Talent and Entertainment.