news culture Hunger Games: the prequel to the saga offers an actress from Euphoria
The prequel to the Hunger Games saga, titled The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbird, is launched. After finding its two main actors, the film adds a new actress known for the Euphoria series to its cast.
- A prequel around a known character
- A new actress
A prequel around a known character
Worn by Jennifer Lawrence, the Hunger Games saga has convinced its audience, both on the side of moviegoers and readers of novels written by Suzanne Collins. With the completion of the adaptation after four films in 2015, the Lionsgate studio decided to continue its work on this universe and therefore announced in 2019 a new adaptation, this time concerning the prequel to the saga, The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbirdpublished in 2020.
This prequel aims to tell the youth of Coriolanus Snow, the future tyrannical president of Panemwhom we encountered as Donald Sutherland (Ad Astra) in the original trilogy. The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbird puts Coriolanus center stage: the last hope of a once powerful and now disgraced lineage, 18-year-old is chosen to mentor District 12 female “tribute” Lucy Gray Baird.
A new actress
The cast of the prequel is growing with the arrival of Hunter Schafer. The American actress is widely known for her role as Jules Vaughn in the HBO series Euphoria. After his television debut, she is now taking her first steps on the big screen. The role she will occupy is even already known: Hunter Schafer will play the character of Tigris Snow, the cousin of President Coriolanus Snow. This one had also appeared in the film Hunger Games: The Revolt – 2nd part, camped by Eugenie Bondurant.
Hunter Schafer thus joins Tom Blyth (Billy the Kid series) and Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), in the lead roles of Coriolanus Snow and Lucy Gray Baird. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence, to whom we owe the four Hunger Games feature films. The screenplay is signed Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3), which has also already worked on the Hunger Games saga, with the second opus: The Burning.
The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbird is set for cinema release on November 17 2023 in the USA, the French date has not yet been announced.