THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES | FIRST LOOK!

Lionsgate has revealed a first look image on behalf of THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES, featuring Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow and Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird.

The reveal comes after the recent casting news of Viola Davis as Dr. Volumnia Gaul. Additional cast includes Peter DinklageHunter SchaferJosh Andrés Rivera, and Jason Schwartzman.

Directed by:                              Francis Lawrence                                    

Screenplay by:                          Michael Arndt and Michael Lesslie

Based on the Novel by:              Suzanne Collins                                           

Produced by:                             Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Francis Lawrence       

Executive Producers:                 Suzanne Collins, Jim Miller, Tim Palen, Mika Saito

Synopsis: Return to The Hunger Games, the landmark film franchise that has earned over $3 billion globally, with Lionsgate’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ #1 New York Times Bestseller The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.

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