So its been a while arriving but finally we have The Hunger Games The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes, the highly anticipated Hunger Games prequel that will arrive in cinemas on 17th November 2023.
Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy published in 2020, finds 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow as 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’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.
Maybe its a bit of superstition on the studios part but the 17th November 2023 release for the prequel is the same time as when The Hunger Games sequels Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part One and Mockingjay Part Two opened.
Francis Lawrence, who directed the two sequels , will return to direct this prequel pic where Tom Blyth will play Coriolanus Snow and Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) will play Lucy Gray Baird .
Here’s a teaser …….