Everything you need to know about The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbird, the prequel to The Hunger Games saga starring Hunter Schafer

The cruelest games in cinema make their big return to the screen. Scheduled for 2023, a new film will chronicle the youth of the infamous Coriolanus Snow.

The new installment of the successful series, The Hunger Games, develops gradually. And if many mysteries have hung over the film since it was announced in 2020, the producers ended up giving fans several pieces of information. Entitled The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbirdhis story takes place 64 years before the adventures of Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence. Its theatrical release is scheduled for 2023.

The snake and the bird

If the production of this prequel has been kept secret for two years, fans of the saga were able to discover a first glimpse of the epic to come during CinemaCon on April 28. An equally mysterious teaser has been revealed showing a snake and a bird breaking free from an ice prison. The team had also revealed that it was Francis Lawrence who assumed the presidency of director, after occupying it during the filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and the two-part film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (2014, 2015).

on video, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbird, the teaser

60 years before the original story

Based on the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins, published in 2020, the prequel focuses on the story of Coriolanus Snow, president of Panem, played by Donald Sutherland in the first four films. A brilliant 18-year-old Capitol High School student, he is the last hope of his disgraced and impoverished ancestors when he is chosen as a mentor to District 12 resident Lucy Gray Baird during the Harvest of 10.me The Hunger Games. Their relationship, as well as the bloody tournament that puts the young Coriolanus on the path to tyranny, will be at the center of this new work. The first revealed images still reveal very little about the synopsis. In the teaser, some sentences loaded with suspense stand out: “The world will discover who is the songbird and who is the snake.”

Hunter Schafer and Rachel Zegler in the cast

They are young, they have just entered the world of cinema, but they have already proven their worth. To embody the young Coriolanus Snow, the British actor Tom Blyth, already seen in the golden age will take his first steps in the saga. Rachel Zeglerwho plays Maria in the West Side Story by Steven Spielberg, will lend her features to Lucy Gray Baird. She could find Josh Andrès Rivera, who played Chino alongside her in the famous musical. He will play the role of Sejanus Plinth, a close friend of Coriolanus. Finally, the reveal of the series. Euphoria, hunter Shaffer, She will play Tigris Snow, the cousin, adviser and confidante of the future president of Panem. Not all cast members have been announced yet, but this first list gives fans an idea of ​​what this new installment will be like. Hoping that fate will be favorable to them.

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