Director: Francis Lawrence
Writers: Michael Arndt, Suzanne Collins, Michael Lesslie
Stars: Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth
Lionsgate is starting its engines for The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes, the highly anticipated prequel to Hunger Games arriving on November 17, 2023.
Though it was first released at CinemaCon over a month ago, the studio formally released the trailer on YouTube to fan the flames worldwide.
Collins’ Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to the 2020 Hunger Games trilogy, finds 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow as the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that fell from grace in a post-war Capitol. . With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, the tribute girl from impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray captures Panem’s full attention by singing defiantly during the harvest ceremony, Snow thinks he could turn the odds in his favor. Marrying his instincts for showmanship and his new political savvy, Snow and Lucy’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird and who is a snake.
Lionsgate said during CinemaCon 2022 that it has set the prequel’s release for November 17, 2023, the same pre-Thanksgiving corridor where The Hunger Games sequels Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part One and Mockingjay Part Two, opened. . The sequels were directed by Francis Lawrence, who is returning to direct the new film. The latest draft of the script is by Michael Lesslie.