Blumhouse has reportedly cast Jane Wheeler (Deep Impact, Journey to the Center of the Earth) as the voice of The Puppet in their 2023 movie adaptation of the popular video game series Five Nights at Freddy’s, starring Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) as the main protagonist Mike Schmidt and Matthew Lillard (Scream) as William Afton, the main antagonist of the story.
According to a recent report from a Twitter user known as @FNAFMovieUpdate, the casting was spotted on IMDB Pro’s listing for the 2023 FNAF movie, with the listing stating that Wheeler’s credits are “Loop Group”, “Motion Capture”, and “Voice Actor”, for The Puppet, potentially meaning that Wheeler will be both working in motion capture while providing voice work for the character.
Blumhouse Already Working On ‘FNAF 2’ (Report)
Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 has already been reportedly revealed to be in the works, with information that the sequel will be going into production over at Blumhouse sometime in early 2024, similar to the first instalment, with expectations that the sequel may be aiming for a late 2024 release.
The confirmed cast, so far, for the live-action Five Nights at Freddy’s movie includes Josh Hutcherson as Mike Schmidt, Matthew Lillard as the evil William Afton, Elizabeth Lail as Vanessa, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kat Conner Sterling as Max, Piper Rubio as Abby, Grant Feely, Christian Stokes as Hank, Joseph Poliquin as Carl, Ryan Reinike as Freddy’s Security Guard, Jophielle Love, Ethan Jamieson, Wyatt Parker, Lucas Grant, Liam Hendrix, Bailey Winston, Asher Colton Spence, Victoria Patenaude, Xander Mateo, David Huston Doty, and Garret Hines as Mike’s Dad.
Adam Hann-Byrd (Jumanji) has been cast as the voice of Freddy Fazbear, aka the titular character, with Stacey DePass (Ruby Gloom) providing the voice of Chica, with various reports online stating that Roger Joseph Manning Jr. will be voicing Foxy, John Sanford Moore as the voice of Bonnie, Jane Wheeler as the voice of The Puppet, with Ted Atherton voicing Golden Freddy, as per recent reports.
When Will The 2023 FNAF Trailer Come Out?
It was recently speculated that the first official trailer for Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s movie would be released sometime between May 1st to May 7th, with the trailer strangely being leaked early during that week as opposed to being released officially, it’s safe to assume that Blumhouse is planning on dropping it sooner rather than later.
The live-action adaptation is set to be one of the most anticipated titles of 2023, with the project already having a dedicated fanbase built up over the years, the movie will surely pull in a number of new audience members who aren’t as familiar with the original game series.
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Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s comes to theatres and Peacock on October 27, 2023.