New Line Cinema’s Shazam! is one cast member closer to complete. According to Deadline, the DC Comics film adaptation will feature Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, best friend to Billy Batson (Asher Angel). Freeman is also the only other person held privy to Billy’s adult superhero identity.
New Line has featured Grazer in other projects, including the now-cancelled CBS sitcom called Me, Myself, and I. He also played the role of Eddie in the recent, successful film adaptation of Stephen King’s It. The latter proves the young actor’s range and talents to be more than suitable for this super-heroic undertaking.
Grazer has been teased for the role of Freeman for quite some time now, as audition tapes have been seen all over the internet.