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Casting News: ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel, ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’

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London, United Kingdom - March 13, 2022: Rachel Zegler attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 at Royal Albert Hall in London, England. (CubanKite/Shutterstock)

‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' Is a Hunger Games Prequel Starring Rachel Zegler

The will be released in theaters on November 17, 2023.

Rachel Zegler, the of the Broadway revival of , will play Lucy Gray Baird in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the new Hunger Games prequel. Tom Blyth has been cast as young Coriolanus Snow in the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins' book.

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According to an official summary, the film will follow an 18-year-old Snow several years before his term as President of Panem. “With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, the girl tribute from impoverished District 12,” continues. “But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem's attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor.”

“When you read Suzanne's book, Lucy Gray's emotional intelligence, physical agility, and fiercely powerful, determined singing voice shine through. Rachel embodies all of those skills — she is the perfect choice for our Lucy Gray,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group president Nathan Kahane.

The Hunger Games: , Part 1 and 2 directors Francis Lawrence will return for the fifth installment. He directed three of the four “Hunger Games” movies — Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part One, and Mockingjay Part Two — as well as Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.

“Like everybody, I first saw Rachel Zegler in ‘West Side Story,' and like everybody, I knew I was watching a star who would command the screen for a generation,” said Lawrence. “Lucy Gray is a perfect match for her as an actress: the character is bold, independent and defiant, but also vulnerable, emotional and loving. Rachel will make this character unforgettable.”

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be released in theaters on November 17, 2023, just three years after the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.

Viola Davis Is Confirmed to Play the Villain in ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' Prequel' Hunger Games: The Hunger Games”

has announced that Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Hunter Schafer, Peter Dinklage, have joined the cast of its upcoming show.

 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Viola Davis is set to star as the evil lead game maker Dr. Volumnia Gaul in Lionsgate's forthcoming Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

 

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In May, Rachel Zegler was confirmed to star as Lucy Gray Baird in the movie adaptation of Suzanna Collins' novel. Tom Blyth will play a young Coriolanus Snow. Davis will join them both. Furthermore, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, and Josh Andrés Rivera will star in the project.

“The Hunger Games have always been elevated by their exceptional casting, and we are thrilled to be continuing that tradition with Viola Davis as Volumnia Gaul. Her formidable and powerful presence will add layers of complexity and menace to this story,” said Lionsgate motion picture group president Nathan Kahane via THR.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will follow an 18-year-old Snow, years before he became the President of Panem. “With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, the girl tribute from impoverished District 12,” continues. “But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem's attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy's race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird and a snake.”

Francis Lawrence, who directed three of the four Hunger Games titles, including Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part One and Two, is returning to direct the prequel. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson will produce it.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be released in theaters on November 17, 2023.

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