After years of development, it seems that progress is beginning to be steady for Blumhouse’s arrival Five nights at Freddy’s movie. Last month, Matthew Lillard and Josh Hutcherson were officially unveiled for the film, and a new rumor suggests Netflix’s YOU actress Elizabeth Lail has also been cast. The rumor comes from leaker Daniel Richtman, who claims that Lail will play the role of Vanessa. As with any rumor, readers are advised to take this with a grain of salt until we get official confirmation.
The Tweet from Richtman and Geek Vibes Nation is embedded below.
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Vanessa is a relatively new addition to the FNAF franchise, making her debut in 2021 Five Nights at Freddy’s: Vulnerability. Vanessa is the security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s and tries to locate a boy named Gregory who has been locked in the building overnight. Unaware of the murderous nature of the animatronics, Vanessa tries to use them to locate the boy. It’s unclear if Vanessa will play a similar role in the film, but it’s worth noting that Hutcherson will play the role of Mike Schmidt, the security guard from the first film. Five nights at Freddy’s game.
The lore of the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise is extremely important to fans, and it’ll be interesting to see how the movie manages to adapt it. Many video game adaptations haven’t quite stayed true to their source material, but creator Scott Cawthon put the finishing touches on the movie, which should bode well. That said, it would be impossible for the movie to stick strictly to its source material, and that probably wouldn’t make for a great adaptation! Hopefully the final product will be fun for longtime fans of the series as well as those less familiar with the games. For now, fans will just have to wait and see how it turns out!
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