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The hearth will burn without end. Suzanne Collins’ bestselling Starvation Video games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, is getting the film therapy. The solid has already assembled and filming is underway.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will dive into the backstory of the one and solely President Snow. His rise to energy was filled with twists and turns, notably with regards to the one and solely Lucy Grey Baird. On prime of the movie being a Starvation Video games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will function unimaginable music. HollywoodLife has all the newest updates relating to the solid, launch date, and extra.

When Will The Film Be Launched?

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will probably be launched on November 17, 2023. Lionsgate introduced the movie’s launch date throughout their CinemaCon presentation in April 2022, together with a short teaser that wasn’t launched publicly on the time. The teaser later debuted throughout the MTV Film & TV Awards in June 2022.

“You’re invited to return to the video games in 2023. The world will uncover who’s a songbird and who’s a snake,” the message within the teaser learn. The teaser didn’t function any footage of the movie. The teaser opens with frozen tree branches, a songbird, and a snake. Out of the blue, the ice falls away to disclose a golden songbird and snake. Within the remaining seconds of the teaser, the snake goes in for the kill. 

The film is at present in manufacturing. The primary trailer with footage will doubtless drop round Christmas 2022. By then, filming must be practically full.

Who Is In The Forged Of Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes?

Tom Blyth
Tom Blyth will play Coriolanus Snow. (Broadimage/Shutterstock)
  • Tom Blyth as Coriolanus “Coryo” Snow: Coryo is eighteen when the ebook begins. The younger Snow is assigned to mentor Lucy Grey Baird, the woman tribute from impoverished District 12 throughout the tenth annual Starvation Video games. Donald Sutherland performed Snow within the unique Starvation Video games motion pictures.
Rachel Zegler
Rachel Zegler will play Lucy Grey Baird. (James Veysey/Shutterstock)
  • Rachel Zegler as Lucy Grey Baird: Lucy is the District 12 feminine tribute. She is mentored by Coryo and will get all of Panem’s consideration when she sings throughout the reaping ceremony. Lucy and Coryo develop emotions for one another over the course of the novel. Rachel’s unimaginable voice will probably be on full show. Lucy performs plenty of songs within the novel.

“Like everyone, I first noticed Rachel Zegler in West Facet Story, and like everyone, I knew I used to be watching a star who would command the display for a technology,” director Francis Lawrence informed Deadline. “Lucy Grey is an ideal match for her as an actress: the character is daring, impartial, and defiant, but in addition susceptible, emotional, and loving. Rachel will make this character unforgettable.”

Rachel made her movie debut within the 2021 West Facet Story remake. She may also star as Snow White in an upcoming live-action adaptation.

She teased her function in a tweet in the future earlier than the information was introduced. The primary letter of every tweet spells out “Lucy Grey Baird.”

Hunter Schafer
Hunter Schafer will play Tigris. (Matt Baron/Shutterstock)
  • Hunter Schafer as Tigris Snow: The Euphoria star performs Coriolanus’ cousin in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Tigris is a gifted stylist within the early days of the Starvation Video games. She is performed by Eugenie Bondurant in Mockingjay — Half 2.
Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage will play Casca Highbottom. (Ron Adar/Shutterstock)
  • Peter Dinklage as Casca Highbottom: Casca is the Dean of the Academy within the Capitol and credited for creating the Starvation Video games. He’s later assassinated. Peter is thought for enjoying Tyrion Lannister within the collection Recreation of Thrones.
  • Josh Andrés Rivera as Sejanus Plinth: Sejanus is a detailed good friend of Coriolanus and a citizen of The Capitol. He’s a mentor for District 2 member Marcus throughout the tenth Hunter Video games. Josh reunites onscreen with Rachel, who starred alongside him in West Facet Story. Josh and Rachel are additionally relationship.
  • Jason Schwartzman as Lucretius “Fortunate” Flickerman: Fortunate is a weathercaster who finally ends up internet hosting the interviews from the tenth Starvation Video games. His final identify is similar as Caesar Flickerman, performed by Stanley Tucci in The Starvation Video games movies, so the characters are doubtless associated.
  • Lilly Cooper as Arachne Crane: Arachne is a resident of The Capitol and a scholar of the Academy. She is a mentor to District 10 tribute Brandy throughout the tenth Hunter Video games.
  • Hiroki Berrecloth as Treech: Treech is a male tribute throughout the tenth Starvation Video games. He’s mentored by Vipsania Sickle.
  • Laurel Marsden as Mayfair Lipp: Mayfair is the daughter of Mayor Lipp, who’s the mayor of District 12 when it’s time for the tenth Starvation Video games.
  • Ashley Liao as Clemensia Dovecote: Clemensia lives in The Capitol and is a scholar on the Academy. She is a mentor to District 11 tribute Reaper Ash throughout the tenth Starvation Video games.
  • Nick Benson as Jessup Diggs: Jessup is the male tribute from District 12 alongside Lucy Grey within the tenth Starvation Video games. They’re allies throughout the Video games.
  • Luna Steeples as Dill: Dill is a feminine tribute from District 11 within the tenth Hunter Video games.

Since The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes takes place years earlier than Katniss Everdeen was even born, Jennifer Lawrence won’t be reprising the long-lasting character within the prequel. Nevertheless, there’s a theory that Katniss and Lucy Grey are associated. Many followers imagine Lucy Grey’s cousin, Maude Ivory Baird, is Katniss’ grandmother.

Who Is The Artistic Workforce?

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will probably be directed by Francis Lawrence, who helmed three of The Starvation Video games motion pictures: The Starvation Video games: Catching Fireplace, The Starvation Video games: Mockingjay — Half 1, and The Starvation Video games: Mockingjay — Half 2. He will probably be pulling double responsibility as a director and producer of The Starvation Video games prequel.

The screenplay was written by Michael Arndt and Michael Lesslie. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson will be part of Francis as producers. Nina was a producer of all 4 Starvation Video games motion pictures.

What Is The Storyline Of The Film?

The official synopsis of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is: “Years earlier than he would turn into the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is the final hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud household that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the tenth annual Starvation Video games quick approaching, the younger Snow is alarmed when he’s assigned to mentor Lucy Grey Baird, the woman tribute from impoverished District 12. However, after Lucy Grey instructions all of Panem’s consideration by defiantly singing throughout the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he would possibly be capable to flip the percentages of their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy Grey’s race in opposition to time to outlive will in the end reveal who’s a songbird, and who’s a snake.”

What Is It Primarily based On?

The movie relies on the ebook of the identical identify by Suzanne Collins. Suzanne rose to fame together with her Starvation Video games collection: The Starvation Video games, Catching Fireplace, and Mockingjay. Ten years after the final Starvation Video games ebook, she revealed The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on Might 19, 2020.

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence performs Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Starvation Video games’ motion pictures. (Everett Assortment)

The unique Starvation Video games books had been a part of a trilogy. As of now, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is the one prequel ebook Suzanne has written. Nevertheless, the ebook is split into three elements, which may presumably result in a trilogy of movies. There’s undoubtedly greater than sufficient content material within the ebook to make multiple movie. The ebook’s third half is about in District 12 and focuses on music.

Suzanne additionally wrote an epilogue on the finish of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, similar to she did on the finish of Mockingjay. Even when The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is contained in only one movie, there are nonetheless loads of tales to inform earlier than Katniss comes into the image. Subsequent movies may comply with Snow’s rise to energy.

The Focus On President Snow

Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland performs the older model of President Snow. (Everett Assortment)

President Snow is an enchanting and controversial determine in The Starvation Video games universe. Suzanne’s writing and Donald Sutherland launched us to the character on the web page and display, and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will get to the foundation of Coriolanus Snow. Snow is a core determine in Panem, and his backstory is filled with intrigue and drama.

It’ll be attention-grabbing to see if the film and Tom Blyth’s portrayal could have followers feeling empathetic in direction of Snow. Nevertheless, one factor is for sure: everybody goes to love Lucy Grey Baird.

As extra data is revealed about The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, HollywoodLife will proceed to replace this put up. Keep tuned for extra updates!

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