The stars of Euphoria and the Mare of Easttown move to the Capitol as The Hunger Games prequel expands its cast
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to the megahit franchise The Hunger Games, has confirmed several new additions to its cast.
The prequel, which is adapted from Susan Collins’ novel of the same name, takes place several years before Jennifer Lawrence’s adventures, centering on the adventures of Katniss Everdeen and the young Coriolanus Snow, who would go on to become Panem and the tyrannical president. The role played by Donald Sutherland in the original film series.
The prequel has been in the making for some time, and a teaser clip has been released (which you can see below), but only the film’s two leads were formally confirmed.
The rising star in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be Rachel Ziegler, who played Maria in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, and Snow White in the gorgeous new live-action retelling of Disney’s animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Will fulfill She plays Lucy Gray Baird, while English actor Tom Blyth, star of the recent reboot of Billy the Kid, has been cast as young Coriolanus Snow.
Joining Ziegler and Blyth will be Euphoria star Hunter Schaefer. Schaefer, who starred as Jules Vaughn in HBO’s hugely successful teen drama, will play Tigris Snow, Coriolanus Snow’s cousin and confidante.
As well as Schaefer, Mackenzie Lansing, who had a supporting role in Mare of Easttown, joins the cast, as do Laurel Marsden, who is currently on screen in Marvel’s new show, Miss Marvel, and Lily Cooper, who starred in The Witchers. Murta is depicted. first two seasons.
What is the plot of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes? And when will we see it?
The official synopsis for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snake reads as follows: “Years before he will become the tyrannical president of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is the last hope for his fading descendant, a once proud family that has fallen to the post-war Capitol. With grace in. With the 10th Annual Hunger Games fast approaching, young Snow becomes concerned when she is appointed as mentor to Lucy Gray Baird, a tribute to a poor District 12 girl.”
It continues: “But, when Lucy Gray gets Panem’s full attention by singing defensively during the harvesting ceremony, Snow thinks she may be able to turn the odds in her favor. Showy and New Political Wise, Snow and Lucy’s race to unite their instincts to survive against time will eventually reveal who is a songwriter, and who is a snake.”
Francis Lawrence, who directed three of the four Hunger Games films (Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1 and Mockingjay Part 2), is back to direct the prequel, which is slated to hit theaters on November 17, 2023. has been booked.
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