If the project isn't very exciting on paper, the spin-off and prequel to the Hunger Games saga, The Hunger Games: The ballad of the snake and the songbird, can count on an increasingly interesting cast.
When the author Suzanne Collins who has writing the Hunger Games literary saga confirmed in 2019 that it was preparing a prequel, Lionsgate immediately saw the hope of resurrecting its saga after the disappointing results of the last Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in 2015. However, this spin-off called Hunger Games: The Ballad of the Serpent and the SongbirdPromises nothing new to the program: a previous edition of the games, District 12, an ersatz Katniss Everdeen named Lucy Gray Baird and future President Coriolanus Snow having an acne breakout.
Rachel Zegler in West Side Story
But if the scenario is nothing very exciting,the cast has something to attract a little more attention. The cast will include rookie actors, including Tom Blyth (Billy the Kid) who will play Coriolanus Snow, Laurel Marsden who will have a chance to make a name for herself after her extra role in Miss Marvel strong>or even Hunter Schafer (Euphoria). The new heroine will be camped by the promising Rachel Zegler (Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Snow White) who will continue her ascent after her revelation in West Side Story.
She will give the answer to two other more experienced actors: Jason Schwartzman (Scott Pilgrim,The Grand Budapest Hotel< /strong>, Mozart in the Jungle) and Peter Dinklage who is the latest to join the cast according to a recent release from Lionsgate. He will play Casca Highbottom, the dean of the Capitoline Academy who will apparently have an important role in the plot.
Peter Dinklage as Cyrano de Bergerac
The multi-award winning actor for his role in the Game of Thrones series thus continues to multiply projects and shootings after I Care a Lot and its rereading of Cyrano. He will soon star in the reboot The Toxic Avenger and star with Brendan Fraser, Josh Brolin and Glenn Close in the comedy Brothers directed by Max Barbakow. The actor will also be credited in the credits of the comedy-drama She Came to Me starring Anne Hathaway and Marisa Tomei.
As of now, no release date has been announced for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbird.