As pre-production work proceeds on the Starvation Video games prequel The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes, extra casting is of course occurring. The newest addition is Euphoria‘s Hunter Schafer.
With franchise stalwart Francis Lawrence again directing from a script by Michael Lesslie, the movie is about years earlier than the Video games motion pictures, and focuses partly on a youthful Coriolanus Snow – later to be the tyrannical president of Panem. Right here, 18-year-old Snow (Tom Blyth), is the final hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud household that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol.
Because the tenth annual Starvation Video games approaches, Snow is alarmed when he’s assigned to mentor Lucy Grey Baird (Rachel Zegler), the woman tribute from impoverished District 12. However, after Lucy Grey instructions all of Panem’s consideration by defiantly singing through the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he may be capable of flip the chances of their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy’s race towards time to outlive will in the end reveal who’s a songbird and a snake…
Schafer is aboard to play Tigris Snow, Coriolanus’ cousin and confidante, who advises him in all the pieces — from his position as mentor to the core of his ethical compass.
Her casting comes on the heels of the most recent batch of recruits, which included Nick Benson, Laurel Marsden, Lilly Cooper, Luna Steeples and Hiroki Berrecloth. Benson will play Jessup, the tribute from District 12 alongside Zegler’s Baird; Marsden will play will play Mayfair Lipp, who locations Baird’s identify into rivalry for the tenth Starvation Video games; Cooper will play Arachne Crane, mentor to a tribute from District 10; Steeples will play Dill, tribute from District 11, and Berrecloth will play Treech, tribute from District 7.
The film is taking purpose at a 17 November, 2023 launch date.