After the four installments of ‘The Hunger Games’, a saga based on the books by American author Suzanne Collins, Lionsgate has now produced with Color Force ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’, the prequel whose events unfold 64 years before the original saga. Color Force’s Nina Jacobson spoke at this year’s CineEurope convention about what we can expect from the film.
The production company ensures that the prequel “does not try to duplicate the old films.”
“It’s a new story, with new bases and new characters. We were able to create a completely different visual language…one that is still recognizable as Panem, but also different and fresh”
Francis Lawrence, who has directed the second, third and fourth films in the series, and who is also directing the prequel, added: “This is the kind of pitch that doesn’t come around very often, so when you get a chance to come back, it’s hugely rewarding“. Conference attendees saw behind-the-scenes footage and new footage from the film, which It will be released in theaters on November 17.. It was announced that a recognized artist would join the team for the production of a single, although the name was not revealed.
Synopsis and cast
64 years before the original plot, in which Coriolanus Snow He is the tyrannical president of Panem, we see him now at 18 years old and trying to clean up the image of the decadent house of the Snow, which at the time enjoyed influence in the Capitol. Coriolanus must get that Lucy Grand Baird, the tribute from District 12 who has been assigned to mentor him, win the tenth Hunger Games. Snow thinks that he doesn’t stand a chance, but Lucy soon shows that she has the necessary attitude to beat all your rivals.
Rachel Zegler stars in the film as Lucy Grand Baird. The actress claim to fame in 2021 starring in ‘West Side Story’ alongside Ansel Elgort and later participated in ‘Shazam! The fury of the gods’. Snow is played by Tom Blyth, who has appeared in films such as ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Benediction’ and the series ‘The Gilded Age’ and ‘Billy the Kid’.
Completing the deal we have names as famous as Viola Davis and Peter Dinklage, accompanied by Hunter Schafer (‘Euphoria’), Josh Andrés Rivera (‘West Side Story’), Jason Schwartzman (‘Moonrise Kingdom’), Ashley Liao (‘Forced Mothers’) and Mackenzie Lansing (‘The Creator’).