Actor Hunter Schafer (of Euphoria-fame) has joined the forged of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which is Liongate’s prequel to The Hunger Games.

The movie, tailored from Suzanne Collins’ 2020 ebook of the identical title, takes place many years earlier than Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) adventures in The Hunger Games. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revolve round Coriolanus Snow, an bold boy who ultimately turns into the tyrannical chief of the dystopian nation of Panem.

According to Deadline, Schafer will function alongside Tom Blyth and West Side Story-star Rachel Zegler within the prequel. Blyth will play the younger Snow, whereas Zegler is taking over the function of Lucy Gray Baird, the woman tribute from impoverished District 12.

Schafer will play Tigris Snow, Coriolanus’s cousin and confidante, who advises him in the whole lot – from his function as mentor to the core of his ethical compass.

The newest draft of the screenplay is by Michael Lesslie, who builds on the work of writers Suzanne Collins and Michael Arndt.

The mission will likely be produced by Nina Jacobson and her producing accomplice Brad Simpson, together with Francis Lawrence. Suzanne Collins, Tim Palen, and Jim Miller will function government producers.

Schafer made her performing debut portraying Jules within the HBO critically acclaimed sequence Euphoria. She is at present engaged on the movie Cuckoo from director Tilman Singer.

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