According to Variety, Tony nominee Mary Stuart Masterson (Some Kind of Wonderful) has officially been tapped to join Matthew Lillard and Josh Hutcherson in Blumhouse’s long-in-development film adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s.
Further details about her character are still being kept under wraps. However, Masterson is no stranger to the horror genre, as she previously appeared in 2019’s independent film Daniel Isn’t Real. She’s also been seen recently in the television series Blindspot and For Life.
Based on the popular horror video game, Five Nights at Freddy’s will be directed by Emma Tammi from a screenplay she co-wrote with game creator Scott Cawthon and Seth Cuddeback. Production is expected to begin in February in New Orleans.
The original Five Nights at Freddy’s game challenges players to survive for five nights as a security guard in a demented pizza entertainment restaurant where homicidal, possessed animatronics roam the halls in search of their next victims. The series went on to garner multiple sequels and spin-offs.
Jim Henson’s Creature Shop has signed on to the project to help bring the video game’s horrifying robotic creatures to life. It will be produced by Cawthon and Blum, with Russell Binder serving as an executive producer. Before Tammi stepped up to the director’s chair, Home Alone director Chris Columbus was previously attached to helm the project.