- Sydney Lemmon (Helstrom, Succession, Fear of the Walking Dead) has been cast as ‘Vicky” in the upcoming feature film Firestarter from Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and Weed Road Pictures.
- Lemmon joins Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, The Greatest Showman), Ryan Armstrong (American Horror Story, The Tomorrow War, It: Chapter II) Gloria Reuben (City on a Hill, Mr. Robot) and Michael Greyeyes (Wild Indian, Rutherford Falls, True Detective) who were previously announced.
- About Sydney Lemmon:
Sydney Lemmon most recently starred as Ana Helstrom” in Marvel’s Hulu series, Helstrom. She previously guest starred in HBO’s Emmy-winning series Succession, AMC’s Fear of the Walking Dead, for which she received a Saturn Award Nomination. She was seen in Dan Gilroy’s Velvet Buzzsaw opposite Tom Sturridge, an official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. She will next appear in the independent feature Plain Fiction.
On stage, Sydney made her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman. She previously starred in Jeremy O. Harris’ Xander Xyst: Dragon 1 for Ars Nova’s 2017 ANT Fest. She has also appeared in Rancho Mirage, Animal Farm, Romeo and Juliet at DC’s Olney Theatre Center, Happy Days, Imogen Says Nothing, Arcadia, Caucasian Chalk Circle at Yale Repertory Theatre, and in Blessing at the Yale Institute of Music Theatre.
Sydney Lemmon received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama where she was the recipient of the Julie Harris Scholarship. She received additional training at LAMDA and BADA at Oxford University
- Firestarter is being directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil) and the script was adapted by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills, Rectify).
- The film is based on an adaptation of Stephen King’s classic sci-fi thriller novel “Firestarter.”
- Jason Blum and Academy Award® winner Akiva Goldsman will produce. Martha De Laurentiis, who was an associate producer on the 1984 adaptation of ˆstarring a young Drew Barrymore in the titular role, will executive produce.
- Logline: A young girl develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon.
- Sydney Lemmon is represented by WME, Brookside Artist Management, Ziffren Brittenham and Relevant.
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