See The Hunger Games Prequel Cast

By Douglas Helm | 35 seconds ago

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Development for the Hunger Games prequel, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is well underway, and now it looks like we have a large portion of the cast list. Those familiar with original films and the books they’re based on will be aware of the roles of tributes and mentors in the franchise. Tributes are some of the most important characters, as they’re the children who fight in the titular games. You can see images of the cast added to the prequel below:

Jerome Lance has been cast as Marcus, who is a tribute from District 2. Knox Gibson is set to play Bobbin, a tribute from District 8. Mackenzie Lansing will be playing Coral, a tribute from District 4. Aamer Husain has been cast as Felix Ravinstill, a mentor for a District 11 tribute. Ashley Liao will also be playing a mentor for a District 11 tribute named Clemensia Dovecote. Her role looks to be a little more prominent, as it’s mentioned she’s a close friend of the previously cast Coriolanus Snow. Snow will be played by Tom Blyth. Fans will be familiar with the name Coriolanus Snow, as he was the tyrannical President of Panem in the original Hunger Games, where he was portrayed by Donald Sutherland. The Hunger Games prequel takes place years before the original and will follow an 18-year-old Snow.

The premise of the Hunger Games prequel is interesting, as it chose to follow what would be considered a villainous figure in the original movies. The prequel film will follow Snow after he’s assigned as the mentor to a District 12 tribute named Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler). Known for being an impoverished district, Snow is dismayed by this assignment, though after Baird sings at the reaping ceremony, Snow is under the impression that he can turn the tables through showmanship and political machinations. Presumably, we’ll get a look into how Snow was able to take his place as the president in the successive films.

The Hunger Games prequel will precede the events of The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. The Hunger Games prequel will be coming to us in 2023, roughly eight years after the final Jennifer Lawrence-starring film hit theaters in 2015 with Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. The franchise has grossed over $3 billion dollars, so it’s surprising that Lionsgate has waited this long to bring the property back into the public consciousness. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is based on the prequel book of the same name by Suzanne Collins, which she wrote as a companion to her original book trilogy.

The Hunger Games prequel is set to be directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay by Michael Arndt and Michael Lesslie. Suzanne Collins, Tim Palen, and Jim Miller will be on as executive producers. Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Lawrence produce. You can catch the Hunger Games prequel film when it eventually hits theaters on November 17, 2023.