The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a science fiction action film directed by Francis Lawrence. Based on the 2020 novel by Suzanne Collins, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes it is the fifth installment in the film series, and the prequel to The Hunger Games (2012), and starring Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer, Jason Schwartzman, Burn Gorman, Peter Dinklage, and Viola Davis.
The movie is scheduled to release November 17, 2023.
Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow 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, 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.
Francis Lawrence is an American filmmaker and producer. Born March 26th, 1971 in Vienna, Austria. Lawrence started his career directing music videos, and has since then moved on to directing iconic films such as Constantine (2005), I Am Legend (2007), and all installments in the The Hunger Games series. He revisited music video directing, in Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” for which he won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form. He has signed to direct a number of films, among them the adaptation of the Philip K. Dick’s novel Vulcan’s Hammer, and an adaptation of Bioshock. It is also said he will be working on a sequel to Constatine.
Tom Blyth / Coriolanus Snow
Rachel Zegler / Lucy Gray Baird
Josh Andrés Rivera / Sejanus Plinth
Hunter Schafer / Tigris Snow
Viola Davis / Dr. Volumnia Gaul
Peter Dinklage / Casca Highbottom
Fionnula Flanagan / Grandma’am
Isobel Jesper Jones / Mayfair Lipp
Jason Schwartzman / Lucretius ‘Lucky’ Flickerman
Jerome Lance / Marcus