New “The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” Photos Reveal Tributes, Treachery, & More
You’ll soon be able to book your return ticket to Panem as The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes nears its mid-November premiere date. Lionsgate has teased the upcoming prequel from longtime Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence with two new teasers and now a fresh batch of images from the film. The images include a look at a young Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), some 64 years before the events in the original trilogy, as well as the head gamemaker, Dr. Volumnia Gaul (Viola Davis). We also get new peeks at Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), the tribute from District 12 who will fall under the mentorship of Coriolanus as she prepares for the 10th Annual Games.
Also pictured below are Lucretius “Lucky” Flickerman (Jason Schwartzman), Coriolanus’s Academy classmates Clemensia Dovecote (Ashley Liao) and Sejanus Plinth (Josh Andrés Rivera), and dean of the Academy Casca Highbottom (Peter Dinklage).
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be centered on the relationship between Coriolanus and Lucy. The former was an orphan in the Capitol, and now, at 18 years old, he is attempting to salvage his family’s reputation by becoming a mentor in the 10th annual Hunger Games. Being paired with Lucy will change everything for them both. Yet it’s important to note that Lucy is not simply a proto version of Katniss Everdeen, the often stoic, heroic hero of the original trilogy, played by (of course) Jennifer Lawrence. Lucy will take a different, more intellectual approach to the games than Katniss did.
Check out the new images below. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes arrives in theaters on November 17.
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Featured image: “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.” Courtesy of Lionsgate.