New ‘It’ movie is scaring off work for clowns, but producers say that’s ‘absurd’

But the filmmakers behind the return of Pennywise in the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’ find the controversy ‘somewhat absurd.’The reappearance of Pennywise isn’t just terrifying moviegoers. He’s also being blamed for scaring off business for working clowns, though producers of the new It movie (in theaters Sept. 8) argue that the villain is just another in the history of the horror genre.It producer David Katzenberg has heard that real clowns were “furious” but finds the hubbub to be “somewhat absurd,” he told USA TODAY on Tuesday.

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