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Lionsgate today revealed a brand new trailer for the highly anticipated film, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. The film is set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, and decades before Coriolanus Snow became the tyrannical President of Panem. Premiering in theaters November 17th, The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is directed by Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games films, Red Sparrow), produced by Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Francis Lawrence, and executive produced by Suzanne Collins, Mika Saito, Jim Miller, and Tim Palen.
Follows a young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post- war Capitol. With his livelihood threatened, Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), a tribute from the impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray’s charm captivates the audience of Panem, Snow sees an opportunity to shift their fates. With everything he has worked for hanging in the balance, Snow unites with Lucy Gray to turn the odds in their favor. Battling his instincts for both good and evil, Snow sets out on a race against time to survive and reveal if he will ultimately become a songbird or a snake.
The cast includes Tom Blyth (Billy the Kid, Benediction), Rachel Zegler (Shazam! Fury of the Gods, West Side Story), Peter Dinklage (Cyrano, Game of Thrones), Hunter Schafer (Euphoria), Josh Andrés Rivera (Cat Person, West Side Story), Jason Schwartzman (Asteroid City, Moonrise Kingdom), Viola Davis (Air, The Woman King), Ashley Liao (Love in Taipei, Fuller House), Burn Gorman (The Offer, The Dark Knight Rises), Fionnula Flanagan (The Others, Smother), Kjell Brutscheidt (Ich bin Sophie Scholl), Isobel Jesper Jones (The Serpent Queen), Victoria Paige Watkins (Secrets of Sulphur Springs), and Flora Li Thiemann (The Gryphon, Nelly’s Adventure).