Kat Conner Sterling Joins The Fun Of FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S

The pizza party from hell just added another guest.

By Amber T · @hornbloodfire · March 21, 2023, 2:59 PM EDT

Kat Conner Sterling (Marvel's The Gifted) will join Matthew Lillard and Josh Hutcherson in Blumhouse's upcoming Five Nights at Freddy's, Deadline have reported today.

Emma Tammi (The Wind, Blood Moon) is directing from a screenplay by Scott Cawthon (creator of the original Five Nights at Freddy's video game franchise) and Seth Cuddeback. Cawthon and Jason Blum will produce the film, with Beatriz Sequeira and Russell Binder as EPs.

Deadline reminds us that:

Five Nights at Freddy’s follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop will be working alongside Blumhouse to bring Freddy Fazbear and his violent animatronic friends to life. 

Sterling began performing at just ten years old, and her acting credits include Fox’s 9-1-1, Fox’s The Resident and Blu Fox Entertainment’s upcoming Popular Theory. In a tweet, Sterling revealed that she'll be playing a character called 'Max', which could be a new character created just for the adaptation, or perhaps a code name for a character already established in the vast FNaF universe.

Five Night at Freddy's has been in the works for a VERY long time and not too long ago, Lillard revealed that the upcoming film is the first in a 'three-picture deal' so (providing she doesn't get eaten by bloodthirsty animatronics in the first five minutes) we could well be seeing Sterling become a key part of another Blumhouse smash hit franchise.

Filming started on the first Five Nights at Freddy's last month in New Orleans, so hopefully it's not too long before we get more updates - we're just DYING to see that first Fazbear poster. Stay tuned!