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!. He'll be heading to the DC Comics' movie Shazam! in a supporting role. Zachary Levi stars as the hero Captain Marvel, while Mark Strong is playing the villain, Captain Marvel's longtime arch-nemesis Doctor Sivana. At one point in time, the wizard Shazam was killed and Freeman actually took up the role of Captain Marvel after Batson was forced to take the wizard's place in the Rock of Eternity.
'Shazam!' will focus on Billy, a boy who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the magic word "Shazam". Grazer will portray Freddy, Billy Batson's best friend.
David F. Sandberg will be at the helm of affairs of the project. Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke wrote the script for Shazam! The Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation director will step behind the camera with Peter Safran producing. However, it's not known if this'll actually happen in the film. "Grazer will next be seen in the drama film 'Beautiful Boy" along with Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.