After the great success of Suzanne Collins’ «The Hunger Games» books and movies, the writer added a prequel titled «The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes» to the series of novels, which focused on the main antagonist of the original series, President Snow.
It was reported in August of last year that production on this new installment will begin in 2022. Lionsgate announced that the film is scheduled to be released on November 17th, 2023, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Again with the director of the last three films in the saga at the helm, Francis Lee. Meanwhile, Tom Blyth will be in charge of putting himself in the shoes of a young Coriolanus Snow in a story that takes place 64 years before the events that we witnessed in the original trilogy.
Snow lands on top. @TomBlyth has been cast as Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – Arriving in theaters November 2023 pic.twitter.com/X2EiFt94ZW
— The Hunger Games 🔥 (@TheHungerGames) May 16, 2022
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The American, who has just released the series «Billy The Kid» and has participated in films such as «Robin Hood» and «Benediction«, will play Snow when he was one of the students selected by the Academy to form part of the team of mentors that will guide the tributes in the tenth edition of The Hunger Games.
Therefore, it will show Snow doing his best to seize the last chance he has to excel and carve out a future for himself by making his tribute the winner. However, he must guide the district 12 tribute, Lucy Gray, with whom he will end up falling in love, an intelligent girl with a gift for music but with little chance of being victorious in the games.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the official synopsis for the film reads:
«In this return to ‘The Hunger Games,’ years before he became Panem’s tyrannical president, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow sees an opportunity for a change of fortune when he is chosen to mentor Lucy Gray Baird. , the tribute girl from impoverished District 12”