On November 17th, Lionsgate brings us the prequel movie, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

After the success, Lionsgate had with The Hunger Games movies, it was almost a given that they would make a film version of Suzanne Collins’ prequel novel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (read our book review here). And so, on November 17th, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will open in theaters. It is set 64 years before the events of the Jennifer Lawrence-led movies, so we won’t be seeing Katniss Everdeen. Instead, we will be seeing English actor Tom Blyth as Coriolanus “Coryo” Snow, the part played by Donald Sutherland in the previous four movies. The movie is once again directed by Francis Lawrence, who directed the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th movies in the original franchise.

The film also features Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird, Josh Andres Rivera as Sejanus Plinth, Hunter Schafer as Tigris Snow, Jason Schwartzman as Lucretius “Lucky” Flickerman, Peter Dinklage as Casca Highbottom, Fionnula Flanagan as Grandma’am, Burn Gorman as Commander Hoff, and Viola Davis as Dr. Volumnia Gaul. Many of those names won’t mean much to non-fans but to followers of the franchise, they will be instantly recognizable. The first poster for the film has been revealed online today.



Set in the universe of The Hunger Games, 64 years before the first installment, the book follows young Coriolanus Snow, who is far from the callous president seen in the original trilogy. The Snow family was once one of the richest in the Capitol prior to the war that resulted in the creation of the Hunger Games ten years earlier. Coriolanus “Coryo” is now an orphan living with his grandmother and cousin, Tigris, in an apartment they cannot afford, without the money to purchase food or clothes.

We will be able to hear the sweet ballad on November 17th when The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes opens in theaters.

Are you a fan of The Hunger Games franchise? Are you a fan of the novels? Do you think the prequel will be another good movie? Sing or slither down to the comments section to let us know!


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