Seven years later mockingjay part 2 was released, a new The Hunger Games A prequel film, based on the book of the same name by author Suzanne Collins, is in the works. The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents. Released in 2020, Ballad focuses on the most hated character in the The Hunger Games trilogy, President Snow, to provide his villain origin story.
Ballad It is the fifth installment of the The Hunger Games film series, which has amassed nearly $3 billion worldwide and boasts four of the five highest-grossing films in Lionsgate history. In addition to returning to Panem, fans can also look forward to a new cast and new characters. Of the cast members involved in Ballad until when it will be released, here’s everything fans of the franchise need to know about the upcoming film.
Ballad is set 64 years before the events of the The Hunger Games series, around the time of the 10th annual Hunger Games. President Snow is not yet the tyrannical leader of Panem that viewers have come to hate, but 18-year-old Coriolanus “Coryo” Snow, whose life is somewhat tragic. His once proud family has fallen on hard times and he is his last hope of redemption.
As one of the top students at Panem’s Academy, an elite Capitol high school for wealthy kids, Snow thinks he’s found his lucky break when he’s selected to mentor a tribute chosen to compete in the 10th World Games. Hunger. However, his hopes are dashed when he discovers that his apprentice is Lucy Gray Baird from the impoverished District 12, home of Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence. Fortunately, Lucy also shares Katniss’s rebellious spirit, and once Snow sees this for himself, he begins to think that she could turn the odds in her favor.
Tom Blyth will play 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow, the younger version of Donald Sutherland’s President Snow in the original. The Hunger Games films. Blyth is best known for playing the title character in the epic adventure series. billy the kid, and also starred in Ridley Scott Robin Hood and Terence Davies’ Blessing. Rachel Zegler will play Lucy Gray Baird, Snow’s apprentice and District 12’s female tribute. Zegler made her feature film debut as Maria Vasquez in the Steven Spielberg film. West Side Story adaptation in 2021, a role that earned her the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy.
Next to them are those of Zegler. West Side Story co-star Josh Andrés Rivera as Sejanus Plinth, a close friend of young Snow; and Viola Davis (Aid, fences) as Dr. Volumnia Gaul, the villainous main game creator. Schafer Hunter (Euphoria, Belle) will play Tigris, Snow’s older cousin played by Eugenie Bondurant in Mockingjay Part 2. Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore, the french office) appears as Lucretius “Lucky” Flickerman, the host of the 10th Hunger Games and ancestor of Stanley Tucci’s Caesar Flickerman.
The film will also star Peter Dinklage (game of Thrones, Cyrano) as Casca Highbottom, the dean of the Academy; Laurel Marsden (Survive, mrs wonder) as Mayfair Lipp, the daughter of Mayor Lipp of District 12; and Nick Benson (Best player, boo, bitch) as Jessup Diggs, the male tribute from District 12. Many, many new faces will appear among this star-studded cast as well.
Francis Lawrence, the director of the The Hunger Games aftermath On fire, mockingjay part 1, Y mockingjay part 2, redirect Ballad. Lawrence also directed the Will Smith sci-fi movie. I’m legendthe Robert Pattinson/Reese Witherspoon romantic drama Water for elephantsand the Jennifer Lawrence thriller red sparrow.
Suzanne Collins and Michael Arndt (little miss sunshine, On fire) will rewrite the script from Balladwith Michael Lesslie (Macbeth, assassin’s Creed). Franchise producers Nina Jacobsen and Brad Simpson will also return for the film. Suzanne Collins, Tim Palen and Jim Miller will serve as executive producers, and Lionsgate will distribute Balladas he did with the original four The Hunger Games films. In an interview with TermCollins expresses his delight at working with the film studio again:
“From the beginning, they have treated the source material with great respect, respecting the thematic and narrative elements of the story, and assembling an incredible team both in front of and behind the camera.”
The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents is scheduled for a theatrical release on November 17, 2023. It was around this time of year that the The Hunger Games Sequels were also released. DreamWorks’ trolls 3 and John Krasinski directed Yes they are scheduled to be released on the same day.
Fans may have a long time to wait for the movie, but the anticipation and hype will only increase. In the meantime, it’s the perfect opportunity to read the book for those who haven’t yet, or to rewatch and/or reread the original. The Hunger Games material.
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