“Hunger Games” Prequel Announced

“Hunger Games” Prequel Announced

(DailyDig.com) – On September 20, Lionsgate published a new trailer for “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.”

Tom Blyth, 28, plays a youthful Coriolanus Snow, while Rachel Zegler, 22, plays the tribute of District 12’s Lucy Gray Baird, in the prequel film. This narrative takes place 64 years prior to the previous four “Hunger Games” movies.

The book of the identical name by Suzanne Collins served as inspiration for the film. In the next film, young Coriolanus Snow takes on the challenge of reviving the Snow name. Among his other responsibilities is training Lucy Gray Baird, the fan-favorite tribute of District 12. Coriolanus starts to struggle between good and evil as he collaborates with Lucy to help her stay alive during the Hunger Games.

A talented singer, Lucy Gray, utilizes her abilities to her benefit, and Coriolanus and she create an odd bond while working together on her scheme for survival.

Coriolanus’ cousin, Tigris Snow, played by Hunter Schafer, was revealed to have been in the original series when the first official teaser was released at CinemaCon. A descendent of Caesar Flickerman, played by Stanley Tucci, Lucretious Flickerman is played by Jason Schwartzman. The tenth annual Hunger Games lead gamemaker, Dr. Volumnia Gail is played by Viola Davis, and Dean Casca Highbottom, one of the designers of the Hunger Games, is played by Peter Dinklage.

In addition to Flora Li Thiemann and Eike Onyambu, the cast also features Burn Gorman, Carl Spencer, Daniela Grubert, Sofia Sanchez, Mackenzie Lansing, Zoe Renee, Vaughan Reilly, Honor Gillies, Konstantin Taffet, Scott Folan, Michael Greco, Kjell Brutscheidt, Josh Andres Rivera, Dakota Shapiro, Ashley Liao, Lilly Maria Cooper, and Max Raphael.

Director Francis Lawrence, who previously oversaw production on three “Hunger Games” films, is back at the helm. Lawrence, Brad Simpson, and Nina Jacobson served as producers, while Michael Lesslie penned the script. Tim Palen, Jim Miller, and Collins served as executive producers.

The theatrical premiere of “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” will take place on November 17, despite the strike by SAG-AFTRA.

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