all the details of the prequel

In 2012 it hit theaters The Hunger Games, the first link in the successful adventure and fantasy saga, based on the trilogy of books by the American writer and screenwriter, Suzanne Collins. After twelve years she returns to the scene to tell the story of Coriolanus Snow. It takes place 64 years before the rebellion started by Katnis Everdeen, after facing a series of deadly games in order to save her sister and her district. Below are all the details.

The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – In theaters November 17, 2023. Starring Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman and Viola Davis.

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Ballad of songbirds and snakes is the name of the prequel that will hit theaters on November 15. It was directed by Francis Lawrence who had already served as director of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Mockingjay part 1 and 2. Its script was carried out by Michael Lesslie, Michael Arndt and the author of said books, Suzanne Collins.

It is an American production carried out by Lions Gates Films, Good Universe and Color Force, filmed in various locations in Germany and Poland. Thirty-four companies were available for distribution, including: Ad Astra, BGFilm, Cineplex pictures and more.

Ballad of songbirds and snakes

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As for the cast, this time it will not feature the participation of Jenifer Lawrence, who gave life to Katnis Everdeen in her previous installments. This is because the story will not be set in her but, in the years before her appearance and will follow in the footsteps of the charming young man, Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) during his life before becoming president of Panem.

Its length is two hours and 37 minutes and its story will be based on the opportunity that will be presented to him after being chosen as a mentor for the tenth Hunger Games after having gone through difficult times with his family. During this new stroke of luck he will be assigned to mentor a tribute girl from District 12, Lucy Gray Baird who will be played by Rachel Zegler. Once assigned as her mentor, he will begin to develop certain feelings for her. Seeing her charming talents, he will do his best to enshrine her as the winner of the games.

Ballad of songbirds and snakes

Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler will star in the prequel

Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler will star in the prequel

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Among the details and figures to highlight, it will feature the participation of Hunter Schaferone of the revelation actresses of Euphoriathe exclusive youth drama series HBO. In parallel, the distribution is completed with the aforementioned Tom Blyth (Benediction) and Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), along with a great cast led by, Viola Davis (Fences), Fionnula Flanagan (The others), Dexter Sol Ansell (Christmas on the farm), Clemens Schick (Dogman), among others.

The protagonists of this new story have had a career full of interesting projects. the actor who will play the role of Coriolanus Snow, Tom Blyth participated in titles such as Benediction, Robin Hood and in the series The Golden Age and Billy The Kid. While Rachel Zegler (Lucy Gray Baird) is notable for her work in the remake of the 1961 musical Steven Spielberg titled West Side Story. In parallel, it will also be part of the sequel to Shazam! Fury Of The Gods along with the new live action Snow White produced by Disney in which he will star alongside the renowned star Gal Gadot (Wonderwoman).

The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes It can be seen in several cinemas in Argentina from November 15.

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