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An actress from “Euphoria” joined the cast of the prequel to “The Hunger Games”

An actress from “Euphoria” joined the cast of the prequel to “The Hunger Games”

Snow and Lucy’s race against time to survive will finally reveal who is a songbird and a snake. (Lionsgate)

The franchise of The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games) delve into the past of this universe and follow Coriolanus Snow in his youth as a mentor to the teenager Lucy Gray. The film, scheduled for release in 2023, is a prequel to the original events centered on Katniss Everdeen’s journey as a symbol of the rebellion, and will star Rachel Zegler Y Tom Blyth in the leading roles.

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Recently, it was revealed that another star has just joined the cast: hunter schaferknown for giving life to Jules in juvenile fiction euphoria. The American star will be Tiger Snowthe cousin and greatest confidante of Coriolanus, who seeks to make his way in Panem as the mentor of a tribute girl from District 12.

Hunter Schafer brought Jules to life in "Euphoria," the teen drama that premiered its second season this year.  (HBO)
Hunter Schafer brought Jules to life in “Euphoria,” the teen drama that premiered its second season this year. (HBO)

In 2020, SuzanneCollins public Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents (The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes)a book that precedes the events of the literary trilogy of The Hunger Games. With this expansion, the author assured a future for the saga beyond the story focused on Katniss Everdeen and other characters that were part of her journey, this time she offers us a different perspective to address the origin of the fearsome and sadistic antagonist known as the president. Snow. Read the official synopsis here:

“Years before he becomes Panem’s tyrannical president, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is the last hope for his fading bloodline, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, the tribute girl from impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray captures Panem’s full attention by singing defiantly during the harvest ceremony, Snow thinks he could turn the odds in his favor. Uniting their instincts for show business and their newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird and a snake.”.

The actress was assigned to play Tigris Snow, Coriolanus's cousin who advises him on his path to becoming a powerful man.  (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
The actress was assigned to play Tigris Snow, Coriolanus’s cousin who advises him on his path to becoming a powerful man. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Rachel Zegler will be Lucy Gray Baird, while Tom Blyth will give life to the young version of Coriolanus Snow. Both were officially announced in May, but there is still no news regarding the start of filming or a first look that shows them characterized as these characters. Earlier this month, a promotional video featuring animation of a songbird and a snake was revealed.

The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents will hit theaters in the US on November 17 next year and it will be the fifth installment to join this film series. With the previous four films, the production company Lionsgate obtained more than three billion dollars in global box office earnings. This figure crowned her as one of the biggest hits on the big screen and it is not surprising that there is an intention to bring her back.

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Rachel Zegler will star in "The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents" as Lucy Gray Baird.  (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
Rachel Zegler will star in “The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents” as Lucy Gray Baird. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Francis Lawrence, the filmmaker behind The hunger games, on fire and the two parts of Mockingjay, will resume his place in directing for this new title. In addition, he will work again as a producer with Nina Jacobson, producer of the franchise; Brad Simpson; SuzanneCollinsTim Palen and Jim Miller (the latter three are credited as executive producers).

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